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BRIEFS Lock your car, take your keysIts called Buckin. The people who do it are sometimes called creepers. Thats a technique thieves use when trolling for unlocked vehicles. The thief moves about a neighborhood, checking vehicle doors to see if any are unlocked, said Judge Cochran, Marion County Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer. Thats the buckin element. During a recent vehicle burglary investigation, detectives arrested a 16-year-old who admitted to buckin and doing it because he was bored. The teenager told detectives he would walk up to vehicles to check doors and if the doors were locked, he moved on. But, in one incident, the teenager found an unlocked vehicle and stole two winning lottery tickets. Detectives say the teen gave one lottery ticket to his mother, who cashed it. Detectives working with both the store that sold the tickets and state lottery security officials were able to get video of the person cashing that ticket. Additional information led to the identity of the woman. She told detectives her son gave her that ticket and detectives had permission to speak to the son. He admitted to the crime. The juvenile was arrested and transported to the Marion County Juvenile Detention. He will face charges of burglary and petit theft. A second teen may have the other ticket. In Marion County, 93% of car burglaries are of unlocked vehicles. Detectives say when students are out of school, vehicle burglaries go up INDEX Bookmark..............................19 Cherrywood.........................16 Indigo East............................24 Judis Journal.......................12 Marion Landing..................15 Oak Run.................................14 Out to Pastor........................10 Paws and Claws.....................6 Pun Alley...............................21 Puzzles...................................20CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 5 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorThe Florida Highway Patrol joined other law enforcement agencies in several states along Interstate 75 in starting strict enforcement of the move-over law. At a press conference at the Marion County northbound rest area along the highway, newly named Maj. Eileen Powell of Troop B, which serves Marion and several other counties, announced that the major push was taking place June 27-29. But she said the law that is in effect all the time. According to a release from the city of Ocala, as of July 1, Florida motorists are required to move over or slow down when passing utility services vehicles and sanitation vehicles, as well as law enforcement vehicles or tow trucks. The amended Move Over Law was recently passed by the Florida Legislature as part of a larger transportation bill. Under the new law, motorists are required to: Approach law enforcement patrol cars, emergency vehicles, utility service vehicles, sanitation vehicles, and tow trucks/wreckers with caution when they are performing a service-related task on the roadside. Change lanes away from these vehicles if traveling on a multilane roadway and able to move over safely; or Slow down while maintaining a safe speed of 20 mph below posted speed limit, being careful not to impede or block the flow of traffic unless otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. If the law is violated, motorists can be fined and points can be added to their license. While the enforcement is multistate, Powell did say that the FHP changed its focus this week from motorcycle safety to the move-over law, partly because of the recent accident on Interstate 75, near the rest area, where Trooper Chelsea Richard and two others were killed while working a previous accident. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles offers more information on the law online at http://www.flhsmv.gov/safetytips/moveovertips.htm. 28~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Expanded move-over law takes effect Protection added for utility vehicles, garbage trucks PHOTO BY JIM CLARKAt a press conference Friday morning, The Florida Highway Patrol announced it was joining several other states from Florida to Michigan for special enforcement of the Move-over law. From the left, holding signs that read #moveover, are Ocala Police officers R.D. Grady and Billy Woods; Troopers Jamie Mulverhill and Sgt. Mark Boatright, holding sign that reads "Staying alive on 75; Troop B Major Eileen Powell and Sgt. Tracy Hisler-Pace, public information officer for Troop B. Rotary board membersThe Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest installed its 2014/2015 Board of Directors at the Stone Creek Grille on June 28. Pictured in the front row: Director Nicholas Mora, President-Elect Lucy Hutchinson, Secretary Daniel Lack, Treasurer Michelle Scaglione. Back row: Director Pete Van Hee, President John Klopfer, Director Alan Snow, Past President Bonnie Clark. Absent is Director Sherry Teague. School Board forum setVoters will have an opportunity to join retired educator Dr. Joyce Blake and public education advocate Rev. Bruce Seaman in questioning school board candidates when the Friday Forum of Marion County next meets at 11:30 a.m. on July 11 at Buffet City, State Road 200 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. All 10 candidates appearing on the August 26 primary ballot are invited to participate in this nonpartisan gathering which has been meeting monthly to develop a stronger, more informed community since April 2013. Note that absentee voting begins July 22 with early voting taking place Aug. 16 Aug. 23. The candidates are: District 3: Bobby James (incumbent), Jan Moerlie, Jim Touchton and Ed Wilson. District 4: Chase Basinger, Jamie Bevan, Angie Boynton (incumbent) and Diane Schrier. District 5: Ron Crawford (incumbent) and Kelly King. An educator for 35 years Dr. Blake retired as principal of a 2,000 student high school in Prince Georges County, Maryland. She also served on the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools which accredits secondary schools in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Before moving to Ocala 10 years ago, Dr. Blake spent five years on the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board to which she was appointed by the County Executive in order to assist in the redevelopment of downtown Silver Spring Maryland. Rev. Seaman, a graduate of Adelphi University and the Harvard Divinity School is pastor at the Fairfield Presbyterian Church a member of GOMA (the Greater Ocala Ministerial Association) and volunteer coordinator of Awake Marion. He is originally from Glen Cove, New York. The Friday Forum which meets on the second Friday of each month, is open to the public. Please note that there is a $10 charge payable directly to the restaurant for the buffet, a drink, tax and tip. For more information and to RSVP please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert (352-873-9970) or Jan Lentz (352-425-6219). The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing the Red, White and OSO Blue: A Salute to our Troops concert on Friday, July 4 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center at On Top of the World, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. The Symphony will perform patriotic favorites such as the American Salute and Stars and Stripes as well as music from Porgy and Bess, selections from Apollo 13 and John Williams Midway March. There will also be a special salute to our veterans during the performance. The Ocala Symphony is working with Veterans Helping Veterans to give 100 complimentary tickets to veterans. Tickets are $19 and can be purchased at www.ocalasymphony.com, by calling the office at 352-351-1606, or at the door. Beginning at 4 p.m., On Top of the World will be filled with food, drinks, dancing, patriotic displays, and fireworks occurring after the OSO performance. Symphony highlights OTOW celebration 000IP0F

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Season tickets are on sale now for Ocala Civic Theatres 2014-2015 season. Eight shows are scheduled: Crazy for You (Sept. 4 Sept. 28) Breaking Legs (Oct. 9 Oct. 19) The Dixie Swim Club (Nov. 6 Nov. 30) Sleuth (Jan. 8 Jan. 18) Somethings Afoot (Feb. 5 March 1) Tom, Dick, and Harry (March 19 April 12) The Amorous Ambassador (March 29 April 10) My Fair Lady (May 14 June 7) You can save 20 percent off regular ticket prices by purchasing a season ticket. There are three season ticket packages available: Subscribe for five shows with the Signature Series (Crazy For You; The Dixie Swim Club; Somethings Afoot; Tom, Dick, and Harry; and My Fair Lady), three shows with the Ovation Series (Breaking Legs, Sleuth, and The Amorous Ambassador), or all eight shows, which gives you an additional discount. Subscribers may choose either a Standing Reservation (same day/same seat for each show) or a Flex Pass (day and seat may vary for each show). As an additional benefit, all subscribers may make Flex Pass reservations or ticket exchanges for any show(s) in their subscription series beginning Monday, Aug. 4. For more information or to become a subscriber, call 352-236-2274 or come by the Theatre during regular box office hours (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). We will be happy to assist you and answer questions. Join us for the terrific 2014-2015 season! Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com Millennium Hair Salon M EN S H AIRCUT . . . . . . . . . $10 S HAMPOO R OLLER S ET . . . . . . $12 S HAMPOO B LOW O UT C URLING I RON . . $13 S HAMPOO C UT & S TYLE . . . . . $20 P ERM C UT & S TYLE . . . . . $48.95 C OLOR C UT & S TYLE . . . . . $49.95 L ONG H AIR E XTRA N IGHT T IME A PPOINTMENTS A VAILABLE Manicures & Pedicures Now Available! A Certified Goldwell Color Salon 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome With coupon. Must make an appt. 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SW-200 Area 352-208-6532 Tim Dixons Home Improvements & Lawn Care Call Today Free Quotes (352)233-1630 All major credit cards accepted STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 tia to protect the walls of the colony from raiders. This was an important step in trying to become equal with their Christian neighbors. The Jewish settlers wished to become an active and contributing entity of the colony, not secondclass citizens. Stuyvesant wanted to rid the Brazilian Jewish refugees from New Amsterdam, however, many Portuguese Jews who had arrived Holland in 1593 were escapees of the Inquisition and were also investors of the Dutch India Company who paid Stuyvesants salary, therefore under much pressure from these investors, the Jews were allowed to remain in the colony. In time, the Jews were allowed to stand guard duty beside their Christian neighbors and eventually became full citizens of New Amsterdam. Through the efforts of Barsimson and others, Jewish life in New Amsterdam flourished and the beginnings of American Jewry took root. When the British conquered New Amsterdam, the name was changed to New York and the Jews were granted British citizenship. In the years that have followed since the first Jews arrived in the New World, their contributions to every aspect of American society have been truly remarkable and in this land of freedom they have grown and prospered. As we celebrate our independence this July 4, let us pause and remember those who have made this country great, the sweat and toil of the African Americans, the travail of the Chinese who built the railroads, the Poles, the Slavs, the Irish, and others who worked in the coal mines and in manufacturing, the Hispanics who have and continue to work our fields and crops and have contributed to the culture and economic worth of this country. We salute all those nations who have sent their people to us. May we continue to welcome all those who come to our shores for a better life. Let freedom ring! JUDICONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfLast week only the front nine score was important but this week, on June 24, only the back nine score was used to determine the winners. And the winners are: 1st Flight: 3 tied for 1st place J. T. LeMasters, Elsa Berbig and Sylvia Zappia; 2nd Flight: 1-Lisa Juhasz, 2-Bea Terry; 3rd Flight: 1Sharon Scrivens, 2-B. J. Lassiter. Closest to the pin award was earned by Jan Tennant.Oak Run LibraryIn our Oldies but Goodies Book section on the black bookcase, we have added some light reading for your summer enjoyment. If you have never read Jeannie Rays books, they are easy to read, funny, and very enjoyable. Even if you have read them before, they are good summer rereading. Also, in our regular fiction section are the books by Jan Karon about the Mitford series. In September, Jan Karon will release a new book about Mitford so you may want to refresh your knowledge on this series. The Oak Run Library Board of Directors has made several changes in the location of some items. The 10 cent paperbacks will now be located underneath the tape audio books on the wall behind the checkout desk. On the black bookcase in the center of the room will be our featured books either Oldies But Goodies Books or favorite books of our librarians. Underneath the regular New Books section will be books that are featured in this column. Ask the librarians on duty if you have a problem locating any of these items.From your reporterHope you have a great week. Be the driver who is being careful and courteous on the roads in Oak Run and around the area. Smile, be kind. 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Saturday, July 5 Yoga at Sholom ParkYoga will take place at Sholom Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 5. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 873-2276.Tuesday, July 8 Mac users to meetThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, July 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. This months featured presentation, Apps for Managing Your Finances, will be given by Angie Yoder. Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle will follow. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Wednesday, July 9 CERT training to startA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Wednesday, July 9, and continue through Aug. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 NW 30th Ave., Ocala. The next training session will begin Oct. 9. The CERT program helps to prepare participants how to take care of themselves during a disaster. This six-week course will offer training on disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations and more. Once trained, participants have the opportunity to join their local neighborhood team that will assist first responders during a disaster. CERT Teams assist by assessing their community and providing basic medical treatment to those in need and report all the information to Emergency Management. The CERT Program is offered by the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Bureau of Emergency Management and is a free training to all who are interested. Early applications are important as the class fills up quickly. For more information and for an application, contact Emergency Management at 352-369-8100 or e-mail MarionCERT@marionso.com.Thursday, July 10 AARP Driver program offeredEach month motorists are offered the opportunity to take the AARP Driver Safety course at the Marion County Sheriffs Substation office. The program is a six-hour long two sessions of threehours each refresher course designed especially for ages 50 and older. Younger people are invited to take the course too. The course is offered the second Thursday and Friday for every month. The course offer practical tips in compensating for the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Safe driving practices and continued personal mobility is emphasized during the session. Most participants benefit from a discount on their insurance after completing the course. Call Joe Briggs, area instructor and representative for further information, 352-237-2971. The substation is at 9048 SW State Road 200, Ocala.Saturday, July 12 Book sale at Winn DixieA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will take place on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW State Road 200, Ocala. They are not accepting books until fall. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962. Thursday, July 17 Medication seminar scheduledOn July 17 at 1 p.m., College Road Baptist Church will host an educational program that covers common medication issues and how they impact older adults. Bring your list of medications and questions. Brookdale Senior Living Solutions at Chambrel will provide the desserts for this seminar. All are welcome. The church is at 5010 SW College Road (State Road 200). Phone: 352-237-5741.Sunday, July 20 Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, July 20 from 2-5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month, playing a variety of music including Jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. There is a $3 donation for Hospice. For information, call 352-237-0234. Sweet Adelines to performMusic lovers, mark your calendar for a relaxing summer concert, Summer Sounds given by Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus on Sunday, July 20 at 3 p.m. in Ascension Lutheran Church, 5730 SE 28th St. at Baseline Road, Ocala. Not only will you enjoy fourpart harmony, original songs written by a chorus member will be played on guitar. Ocalas favorite Marcia Muncaster, will sing Gershwins Summertime, and close the performance with God Bless America. Tickets are &10 at the door or may be purchased by calling 352-598-4392. Summer fun door prizes are available.Monday, July 21 Ivy House hosts gala for HospiceThe Ivy House Restaurant invites you to the first Vintage Gala in honor of Hospice of Marion County on Monday, July 21. The event features live entertainment, a silent auction, a best-hat contest and caricature artist. Attire is vintage, linen, lace and hats. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour and cash bar; assorted heavy hors doeuvres will be available buffet-style at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $80; tickets at the door are $90. Tickets may be purchased at www.hospiceofmarion.com or at the Hospice Administration office (3231 SW 34th Ave. Ocala). All proceeds support Hospice of Marion County childrens bereavement programs. For additional information call 352-854-5218.Legion Post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. on July 21 in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building. 9048 SW State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt 352-322-5966. Tuesday, July 29 Breast cancer support group to meetThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., in the Chapel, Room 235. The meeting on Tuesday, July 29, will be an informal information exchange including sharing some of our experiences.Sunday, Aug. 10 Lola and the Saints in benefit concertThe TLC Time Capsule is set to transport you and your friends back in time to the golden era of the 50s and 60s. Lola and the Saints will perform a concert at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 Southwest 80th Avenue, Ocala, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. Tickets are $15 each and are available at www.tlcocala.org under the Donate button. Proceeds from this concert will support the programs and dream of Transitions Life Center to benefit adults with special needs who have aged out of the ESE programs within the public school system. Please contact Ginger Broslat at 352-861-0252 or ginger@tlcocala.org.Tuesday, Sept. 23 Candidates invited to forumThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will conduct a Candidates Forum for candidates in the November elections on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Meeting Room C from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Evelyn B. Kelly will serve as moderator. Candidates for the Marion County Commission, the Marion County School Board, and the Florida House of Representatives are invited to participate. For further information contact Frances at 352-629-7397 or email: ocaladowns@yahoo.com. Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean (352) 564-2957 Advertising Sales Paige Lefkowitz (352) 564-2902 Manager John Murphy (352) 563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads : Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 2 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Dunnellon, but publication of items not e-mailed may be delayed. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar FAMILY FEATURES Its easy to throw a 4th of July party that looks like you worked on it for weeks, even if you just started the planning process. Celebrate the holiday in style by serving classic entrees everyone loves and focusing your attention on delicious, easy-to-make desserts. With the right recipes, your sweets will be as captivating as the colorful spectacle of fireworks above.Hot Cinnamon Fireworks Cake: Crushed cinnamon drops add color and a slight hot cinnamon flavor to the inside of the cake, while simple melted candy details make the cake look like a firework bursting.Quick Pickled Strawberry Hand Pies: Pies you can hold in your hand are perfect for a picnic, and this one has a special flavor. With the current love affair with all things pickled, we filled the pies with a pickled strawberry filling. The filling balances sweet and sour for an uncommonly delicious mini pie your party guests will love. No-Bake Cheesecake Star Pops: Fun star-shaped pops of no-bake cheesecake will be a hit with adults and kids alike. Drizzled or dipped in melted Candy Melts candy, these festive star pops are easy to shape in star-shaped silicone treat molds.Mixed Berry and Lemon Mini Icebox Cakes: Sweet, light and airy, these mini icebox cakes pack a refreshing burst of creamy flavor, perfect for the summer. Vanilla wafer cookies are stacked in a flavor-filled mixture of fruit and whipped cream and refrig erated until ready to serve. Your party planning confidence will skyrocket with these delicious dessert ideas from the Wilton test kitchen. For more fun and festive party ideas, visit wilton.com.Hot Cinnamon Fireworks CakeYield: 12 servings 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 6 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 bottle (6 ounces) Cinnamon Drops, crushed 1 box (1.5 ounces) Blue Colorburst Batter Bits 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar 3 to 4 tablespoons milk Red, white and Royal Blue Candy Melts candy, melted Red, white and blue colored sugars Preheat oven to 350F. Spray Dimensions Cascade Pan with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In second large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, scraping bottom and sides of bowl often. Add vanilla; beat until well combined. Add flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined. Fold in Cinnamon Drops and blue Batter Bits. Pour into prepared pan; smooth out top. Bake 60 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes oncoolinggrid.Removefrompanandcoolcompletely.Inlargebowl, whisk together confectioners sugar and milk. Drizzle melted candy onto cake to look like fireworks. Sprinkle sugars onto melted candy.Quick Pickled Strawberry Hand PiesYield: 8 hand pies 1 cup red wine vinegar 3/4 cup water 1 cup sugar, plus additional for sprinkling 1/4 teaspoon salt 10 black peppercorns 5 sprigs fresh thyme, plus 1/2 teaspoon roughly chopped fresh thyme leaves, divided 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters (or eighths if berries very large) 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 egg 1 package (14 ounces) refrigerated pie crusts In small saucepan, stir together vinegar, water, 1 cup sugar, salt and peppercorns. Add thyme sprigs. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until boiling; let boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over cut strawberries, until fully submerged in liquid. Cover and let sit at room temperature 4 to 8 hours. Preheat oven to 400F. Line cookie pan with parchment paper. Strain straw berries from pickling liquid and discard peppercorns and thyme. Toss berries with cornstarch until evenly coated. In small bowl, whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water until smooth. Unroll pie crusts and cut with 3 1/2-inch round cutter. Each crust yields 8 rounds. To assemble pies, top half of rounds with about 3 tablespoons of berry mixture each. Brush edges of rounds with egg wash. Cut out a hole or pierce remaining rounds with fork. Place on top of berries. Using a fork, press edges of crusts together tightly to seal. Transfer to prepared cookie pan. Brush tops of pies with egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake 18 to 22 minutes, or until pies are lightly golden and filling is bubbling. Cool slightly before serving. No-Bake Cheesecake Star PopsYield: 6 servings 1 envelope (2 1/4 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup boiling water 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 bag (12 ounces) royal blue Candy Melts candy Lollipop Sticks Prepare 6-cavity Mini Star Silicone Mold with vegetable pan spray. In small bowl, combine gelatin, sugar and water; whisk until com pletely dissolved. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, vanilla and salt with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add gelatin mixture, beating well. Scrape bottom and sides of bowl. Continue beating until fully combined. Pour into prepared pan. Refrigerate 2 hours or until completely set. Carefully unmold cheesecakes onto cookie pan. Melt small amount of Candy Melts candy. Dip lollipop stick in melted candy and insert 3/4 way into cheese cake stars. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm. In large bowl, melt remaining Candy Melts according to package directions. Drizzle or pipe candy over cheesecake stars as desired. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until set. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Note: Some cream cheeses are firmer than others. Firm is best for this recipe. Choose a brand name, full fat cream cheese for best results. Mixed Berry and Lemon Mini Icebox CakesYield: 12 mini cakes 2 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon lemon zest (about 1 lemon) 1 package (4.9 ounces) vanilla wafer cookies Blueberries, raspberries or blackberries, for garnish Line muffin pan with plastic wrap, pressing plastic into each cavity and letting plastic hang over edge of pan. In large skillet, combine mixed berries, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering until berries soften and liquid reduces to 1 cup, about 20 to 25 minutes. Gently mash berries with wooden spoon. Transfer to medium bowl and cool completely. In large bowl, whip cream on medium-high speed until cream holds stiff peaks, about 4 to 5 minutes. Gently fold in berry mixture and zest until completely combined. Place whipped cream in decorating bag and cut off pointed end. To assemble, pipe small amount of whipped cream mixture into each muffin cavity. Lightly press a cookie into whipped cream. Continue layering whipped cream and cookies until cavities are full, finishing with whipped cream layer. You should have 3 layers of cookies. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Remove pan from refrigerator. Remove plastic wrap from top and carefully flip out onto serving platter. Remove wrap from mini cakes. Garnish with additional berries, if desired. Serve immediately. Hostapatrioticbash withdazzlingdesserts 000IKQT Lic. #MM31909 Massage Therapy Manual L ymphatic Drainage at Jasmine Plaza By appointment only 352-620-4298 Lic. 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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com BY JEAN DIPIERO Special to the CitizenOn Saturday, June 21, the Indigo East Ladies held their luncheon with the theme of Things Remembered. The ladies were to wear something from the past and were to bring a special treasure or story, from the past, to share. A good crowd turned out. Each table was decorated from past themes with coordinated dinnerware. They were treated to hot dogs with all the fixings including sauerkraut, chili, onions along with potato salad, coleslaw and bean salad. There was coffee, teas and Crystal Light to wash down desserts consisting of banana nut bread, blueberry bread with strawberries and whip cream, chocolate chip cookies and heath bar cookies. A 50/50 raffle was held and the winners were Beth Coburn and Colleen Rocafort. Plenty of door prizes were given away too. Attendees bid on items that others brought. One womans trash is another ones treasure. Everyone enjoyed this tremendously. Once again, special thanks to Barbara Martyn and Shirley Hamilton, co-chairpersons, who do a wonderful and outstanding job. Its people like them that make our community great along with the volunteers: Carol Seidman, Charlotte Sodetani, Helen Solan, Jean DiPiero, Jeanne Collins, Jenny Stockli, Lee Ann Oliver, Marie Deshommes, Mary Kay Fitzgerald, Mary Walters, Sarah Logue, Sue Copeland and Mary Lou Masone. The next ladies luncheon will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 and theme will be Lets Make A Deal. See you then. Indigo East Ladies Luncheon: Things Remembered Ladies at the Indigo luncheon. Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Subscribe to our free weekly online update PHOTO BY LYNN MILLER, VOLUNTEER.Donations to homeless veteransThe Democratic Club of OTOWs project is ongoing support of our homeless veterans receiving a new start in life at the Veterans Village. Shown are Al Morrison, manager, Olive Wright, volunteer and some of the veterans in the program. Included in the donations were also donations from Donna Smalley of OTOW, who continually donates to the cause. Read the classifieds Ocala Civic Theatre is pleased to be able to provide several college scholarships each year to students planning to pursue a degree in the performing arts. Many local students get their start in the performing arts through our Education Department youth programs, and we are delighted to watch them develop their talents and remain active in theatre as they grow up. Since the Ocala Civic Theatre scholarship program was established in 1981, more than $119,500 has been awarded to Marion County students majoring in the performing arts. This year, Ocala Civic Theatre and ACT 4 are honored to provide a total of $9,400 in scholarship funds to 12 talented students. We are proud to support their pursuit of higher education as well as the future of the performing arts. This years winners are: Barbara Purvis Memorial Scholarship: Cody LeFleur Bill Bartlett Memorial Scholarship: Michelle Ware Bridget Bartlett Memorial Scholarship: Sarah Scalf Founders Scholarship: Kevin Imes Fran Clemons ACT 4 Scholarships: David Leppert, Rebekah Leppert, Kelsey Plante, Tim Steis, and Victoria Wells Harvey Klein Memorial Scholarship: Savannah Hirst Leon Schmehl Memorial Scholarship: Greg Hersey Susan and Randall Moring Scholarship: Zachary Titterington Ocala Civic Theater names scholarship recipients For More Information Call 352-563-6363 Citrus County Auditorium 3610 S Florida Ave, Inverness, FL 000IOSYwww.chronicleonline.com/healthylivingshow Audibel Hearing Aid Center Meridien Research Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute Solar Lights and More Citrus County Jazzercise Tri-County Hearing HPH Hospice Global Natural Weight Looks Like New RECONDITIONED E-Z-GO RXVs $ 4,500 00 +tax Reconditioned E-Z-GO, 48v: A/C Drive Motor, 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, Horn, Center Mirror, Standard Canopy Top, Custom Colors E-Z-GO RXV FREEDOM 48v: A/C Drive Motor or 13 HP Gas Kawasaki Engine, Both Models Come Standard: 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Tail Lights, Brake Lights, Horn, Standard Canopy Top, 3 Year Limited Warranty Base Price on New 2014 Gas or Electric Cars $ 7,580 00 +tax FINANCING AVAILABLE NEW 2014 AdvantageGolfCars.com GAS & ELECTRIC SALES SERVICE PARTS RENTALS CUSTOMER SERVICE IS OUR PRIORITY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2013! 5975 Signature Dr. Wildwood 352-748-0222 HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm 11962 CR 101 Palm Ridge Plaza The Villages 352-259-8566 352-861-7433 000IPET Factory Authorized E-Z-GO Dealer In Our Larger Showroom NOW IN THE STEEPLE CHASE PLAZA 8585 SW HWY. 200 OCALA C OM E SE E TH E EZGO A DV AN TA GE COME SEE THE E-Z-GO ADV ANTAGE 000IOHR 000IP1I Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. 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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING 6~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Pay a visit to the Hard Rock and receive another $15 in slot play. With a little luck you could multiply your stake into a small fortune. Call Natalie today at 352-854-4561 to sign up for this fun trip and if you do strike it rich, dont forget to write your reporter a thank you note; preferably on the back of a hundred dollar bill. Mah jongg players wantedMah jongg is an ancient Chinese game played with pictured tiles. It is a combination of skill; luck and nuance that is both challenging and interesting. We have a group here at Cherrywood that meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the clubhouse and they are looking for more players. If youd like to try something different, Mahjongg is the place to be. You can learn the game from friendly and patient instructors and join in the fun. This activity is free to all who have an interest in learning an exciting game.Canadian passport photosCanada has a different format and size for photographs. For those of you who are Canadian and need to get your photos in the correct size and specifications of the Canadian government, please contact Jim at 352-732-7927. He will be happy to help you and make sure your passport doesnt cause you any delays or hardships when you travel.CERT team meetingHurricanes; tornados; heavy thunder storms and other natural disasters are always a threat to residents here in Florida. Fortunately we have a Community Emergency Response Team here at Cherrywood to help prepare and train our residents on how to deal with such emergencies. David Siegel and Don Messenger head up our CERT team and they are more than willing to assist anyone in preparing for the hardships that occur when disaster strikes. Both men have extensive knowledge and training in these matters and work closely with the Marion County Sheriffs Office. Every third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. CERT meets in our clubhouse. All are welcome to attend these informative and possibly life saving meetings. You can learn what supplies are necessary to have on hand in your home; you can fill out an emergency response information sheet; get tips on how to care for medications during a power outage and learn much more. They will help you survive and cope with emergencies. If you would like more details about CERT and what they can do for you, contact Dave at 352-390-3325 or Don at 352-237-3531. From your reporterHave you noticed a tremendous influx of birds and other pests over the past couple of weeks? No, neither have I but they must be out there because tents have popped up all over town selling fireworks to scare them away. While buying fireworks in Florida is illegal, if you are willing to sign an affidavit saying the mortars; skyrockets; cherry bombs etc. are to scare off critters from your farm or fisheries, then its okay to purchase them. Oh, you can also use fireworks to illuminate sections of railroad tracks. We are not sure if the fire crackers work at frightening away birds and other animals but they sure scare the Shih out of my two Shih-Tzu puppies. Fortunately or unfortunately America always celebrates its birthday with a bang. Through out the days and nights of the July 4 week; loud explosions echo through out our neighborhoods. Ironically, most of the fireworks are made in China. Why would America celebrate its birthday with Chinese fireworks? The simple answer is tradition. Since our very first birthday on July 4, 1776 Americans have been partying with parades; speeches; illuminations and family picnics. Originally a custom carried over from England to observe special holidays; after our revolution the loud bangs were supposed to remind us of the cannon barrages and musketry fire that liberated us from tyranny. The sky rockets were of course reminiscent of the rockets red glare seen by Francis Scott Key as he wrote our National Anthem during the War of 1812. Somehow I think the vast majority of those shooting off firecrackers these days are not aware of why they are doing it. Its just fun to make loud noises and set off the gadgets. For many Americans, if the tradition of pyrotechnics died out that would be just fine. This is especially true in a senior community like Cherrywood. Peace and quiet are coveted commodities in these parts and fireworks offer neither. Add to the inconvenience of these explosive devices the deaths and injuries they cause and you might build a good case for outlawing them. For example, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that there were 8 deaths and 11,400 injuries related to fireworks last year. The National Fire Protection Association reported that 17, 800 fires were caused by firecrackers including 400 vehicle fires. That particular stat caught my eye. How crazy do you have to be to think its a good idea to light off fireworks while driving along in your car? I can just picture somebody yelling, Hey Johnny, watch this! as he lights off a skyrocket in the back seat. In spite of our personal feelings about fireworks; they are as American as Apple Pie. They can remind us of our flag; the struggle it took to set us free and the bombs bursting in air With that thought in mind, let us have a safe holiday this year as we celebrate our Nations birthday. No carelessness with pyrotechnics; no drinking and driving; no family violence; just a peaceful; quiet; joyous celebration of the birth of this wonderful Country which has given us so much. Have a safe and happy 4 of July. If you have any comments or suggestions for this column in your Citizen Newspaper please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. It is always a pleasure to hear from you, the reader. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 West Marion Moose Lodge activities Friday, July 4: Summer hours open at noon; Fourth of July specials $1 Coney dogs with chips noon to 4 p.m., $1 Draft Beer noon to 5p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 or steak dinner $10 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., (will be set up in the Hall). Saturday, July 5: Summer hours open at noon, $5 hot meal served 1 to 6 p.m., open mic 3 p.m. Sunday, July 6: Pot Luck Sunday 3 to 5 p.m., Bubbles Karaoke 4 p. m. to??? (entertainment in the Social Quarters) Monday through Friday, Summer hours open at noon, $5 hot meal served 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 7, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 8: happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., open darts 5:45 to 9 p.m. Wednesday: July 9: happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday: July 10: bowling league 6 to 9 p.m., open shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. Friday: July 11: $5 hot meal served 1 to 4 p.m., fish or shrimp dinner $7 or steak dinner $10 served 5 to 7 p.m., entertainment elvis 6 to 8 p.m. followed by Kenny Grube 8 to 10 p.m., (will be set up in the Hall). Open to members and qualified guests. Special event dinners tickets are now being pre-sold. Call and reserve your tickets today! Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, July 17, at 1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Bank of the Ozarks. Try to attend since many people are away for the summer. Please call our special hotline number at 352-362-0985 for more information about our meeting or to contact us for any reason. The SPCA is low on dog food for the Pets on Wheels program. This program provides dog and cat food for people with pets who receive Meals on Wheels. Kibble can be dropped off in the SPCA bin at Winn Dixie in Friendship Center. You can also call us and well arrange an alternate pick up or drop off. Please note that we dont accept any food or treats made in China, so please check before donating. Thank you all for your generosity.Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS)The SPCA was honored to have Hobie the great horned owl visit us at our last meeting with caretakers Keith Belisle (president) and Ken Lane (vice president) of OWLS. Hobie is OWLSs goodwill and education ambassador extraordinaire. Eighteen years ago, Keith and Ken were called in on an abuse case where an owl was caught in a trap with a wing chopped off by a machete. They nursed her back to health at the sanctuary, but as she could no longer fly, she became a permanent resident there. Soon thereafter, with Keiths gentle and respectful handling, Hobie and Keith developed a strong emotional bond. Keith can remove Hobie from her cage and hold her without a tether. This is remarkable for a bird of prey, but Keith believes that only through love and respect can we truly communicate with wildlife they are not meant to be controlled. Hobie participates in educational programs for schoolchildren and adult organizations throughout the year. Currently OWLS houses 33 owls of different types, as well as other birds, including eagles. Because OWLS keeps more than two birds per species, they are not entitled to receive state or federal grants, relying instead on private donations to stay funded. They are a non profit 501 (c) (3) organization. OWLS cares for over 100 animals at a cost of just under $100.00 a day. There are many additional costs, for example a new eagle enclosure costs $40,000.00. Keith and Ken are starting a handicap accessible garden to help feed the animals and defray costs. The sanctuary itself is 80 percent handicap accessible because they want everyone to enjoy the grounds and be able to take a tour. Wildlife that can be rehabilitated is returned to the wild. Sick or injured animals have a permanent home at the sanctuary. OWLS believes that raising awareness, educating the public, and preserving natural habitats are the best ways to achieve their goals. During a guided tour of their facility, you will get up close to all the birds and animals, getting each individual story of how they came to live at the sanctuary and what their needs are. It will be a visit that will always stay in your heart. You can arrange for a group tour of OWLS, or donate, by calling 352-8950451, emailing them at OwlsOcalainc@hotmail.com, or visiting their website www.Owls-Ocalainc.org. You can write to them at P. O Box 1924, Ocala FL 34478-1924. You can call their pager for rescues at 352-402-3894. Adoption NewsThe SPCA is happy to report that Beauty the cat from last months column was adopted into a loving home. Please help us foster or adopt Trixie, the Boston terrier, pictured here. Shes cute as a button, house trained, and clear of heartworm. Shes only three years old, is very affectionate, and likes to bond with her caretaker. Unfortunately, her foster mom can no longer care for her right now. So we are looking for someone to foster her or adopt her. If you are interested, please call the SPCA hotline number 352-362-0985. If youre looking for a cat, please dont forget Arlenes cats Panda, Smokey and Ebony and Coco. They have grown into wonderful cats who need to find their own homes. They have been so well cared for and socialized in foster care that you know you will be getting a great pet. Please call Arlene at 352-875-9761 to meet them. Until next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. SPCA meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 17 Keith Belisle with Hobie. This is Trixie. 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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com PAINTING 25 yrs. Experience Insured 352-547-9588 10% Off all Sales with this advertisement Dannys Painting With any room painted Pressure Wash House FREE with this ad Commercial Residential Free Estimates Exc. References Danny Cast 000IMIR American Legends showDo you like the music of yesteryear? The Platters and the Drifters? How about songs like Johnny Cashs The Man in Black and Frank Sinatras New York New York? If you do, then mark your calendar for Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10, at 2:30 p.m. Thats when American Legends will be in the Lifestyle Center performing a nostalgic show, Songs We Grew Up With. Entertaining us will be Bill Lavertue and Vinnie Basile who will be singing the songs we know and love. Tickets are $5 each and will be going on sale at the July 15 Tuesday Social and in the Activities Office. So be sure to get a ticket and plan on spending an enjoyable afternoon listening to and remembering the music of your life.ShuffleboardOne of the more popular activities at Marion Landing is shuffleboard, and our monthly Shuffleboard challenges have been going great. The men vs. women matches always bring out the friendly but competitive nature of the players. The next challenge will be on Saturday, July 19, at 7 p.m., so please sign up on the sheet posted on the activity wall in the Lifestyle Center if youd like to play. There is also a regular shuffleboard group which practices each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., and new players are always welcome to practice or learn the game. No sign up is requiredjust come down to the courts to play. TravelBelow is a listing of the currently scheduled trips presented by the Marion Landing Travel Committee. If you are interested in any of these trips, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center and in your Communicator, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Aug. 22: Sweet Daze of Chocolate guided tour of the World of Chocolate Museum, lunch at the Wood Grill Buffet, and tour through the Cacao Tree Rainforest, the Mystical River of Chocolate, and a Micro Batch-Bean-to-Bar Factory at The Chocolate Kingdom (Orlando/Kissimmee) $68 includes motor coach with gratuity for the driver, museum tours, buffet lunch, and time to shop Sept. 15-19: 4-night Bahamas cruise aboard Enchantment of the Seas. Sept. 29-Oct. 4: Montego Bay, Jamaica all inclusive vacation. Oct. 17: Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater comedy mystery show with audience participation $89 Nov. 8: Early Bird Dinner Theater Miracle on So. Division Street (Christmas themed): $76 Nov. 29-Dec. 6: Cruise on the Carnival Sunshine to Nassau, San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. Dec. 17: A Christmas Carol: Hudson Show Palace $82Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Ocala attorney honored by Florida Bar with Presidents AwardOcala attorney Rene Thompson was presented with The Florida Bar Presidents Award of Merit at The Florida Bars 64th Annual Convention last week at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee. Outgoing Florida Bar President Eugene K. Pettis thanked Thompson for her extraordinary service and dedication as chair of the Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy Committee from 2013-14. Your dedicated efforts to shape my vision of the Leadership Academy program into an outstanding opportunity for Florida Bar members are deserving of the legal professions highest respect and appreciation, Pettis said. Thompson is a partner at Mateer & Harbert, P .A., where she practices commercial litigation and handles equine law matters. Renee Thompson receives her award. Ranch Fitness Center sets open houseThe wait is over! The expansion is completed and were excited to invite you for a week of fun at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa Open House beginning on July 28 thru Aug. 2. The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa has completed a significant expansion project which yielded additional fitness rooms, expanded locker rooms and much more to the facility. With the additional space you can take advantage of an extended group fitness menu or work out on our spacious fitness floor with upgraded equipment. Plus, the re-designed salon space and treatment areas will provide you with the ultimate lavish spa experience that you deserve. The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa open house is free and open to the public. Join us at The Ranch beginning on July 28 thru August 2, 2014! Come and see the facilitys additional fitness rooms, expanded locker rooms and more service stations in the spa and salon. The Ranch is open daily and is a full service fitness facility, salon and spa located at 8385 SW 80th Street, Ocala. For more information on activities and fitness membership, visit our web site at www.TheRanchFitnessSpa.com or call (352) 861-8180. BY BOB FRANKEN Special to the CitizenGrowing up in the South, I always marveled at how adept everyone was at well-mannered hatefulness. If someone made a stupid comment, the response would never be "What an idiot you are!" Instead it was "Well, ain't that nice?" or "Why, bless your heart." When it came to socialgrace duplicity, we were the champions. Or so I thought. That was before I came to Washington. It takes a little getting used to, but for the most part, you must accept that people mean the opposite of what they say. If most say "Nice to see you," they are actually looking over your shoulder at someone more important. The really good ones somehow manage to make eye contact with you while looking past you at the same instant. It's pretty amazing, really. And anyone who has watched the Senate is well-aware that the members refer to their most despised enemies as "My Friend." That extends far beyond the Capitol. If anyone calls you his or her "friend," watch your back. There's nothing new about this, and it's not unique to D.C. We all have our moments of not meaning what we say. The normal greeting is "How are you doing?" The automatic answer is "Fine, thank you." But let's face it: We usually couldn't care less, and we certainly don't want to hear when someone is not fine. The last thing we want is "Actually terrible. My wife has left me for a younger man, my business is bankrupt, and the bank just foreclosed on my house." What do you say? If you grew up in the South, perhaps you'd respond with "bless your heart," in which case you'd mean, "I'm sorry, did you say something?" Or you'd escape as fast as you could. "Thank you for asking" is another one, a deflecting response to the insincere "How you doing?" greeting. "Thank you for asking" translates to "None of your business." And then there's flattery. The more someone sings your praises to your face, the more he changes his tune behind your back. Perhaps Michael Kinsley is correct, though, with his observation that insincere flattery is really sincere, because the person lavishing compliments thinks you're worthwhile enough to insincerely flatter. Again, it's Washington. Here it's barely noticed that the same Republicans who were demanding that the administration bring back Taliban hostage Bowe Bergdahl at any cost now are raising Cain about the very fact that a deal was made for his return. It's galling how shamelessly these guys flip-flop, and what's really infuriating is how President Barack Obama even lets them bother him. He really should figure out that it's always "damned if you do, and damned if you don't" for him. Deception is accepted as the norm here, and they never have to eat their words. Hillary Clinton shows she's no slouch at this when she chooses her language. My fakery favorite is the expression "I wish him well," which is code for condemning someone to a miserable life. Bless her heart, in the first of the umpteen TV interviews she did to promote her new book, Hillary told ABC's Diane Sawyer she wished not only Rand Paul well, but also Monica Lewinsky. Ain't that nice? (c) 2014 Bob Franken Distributed by King Features Synd. 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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, July 4, 2014 BY DR. JOHN SPARKS Special to the CitizenThe Supreme Court waited until the last day of its term to issue its anticipated opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties. The narrow 5-4 decision negates the contraceptive mandate of the Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations issued to implement the Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obamacare). Heretofore, these regulations required the owners of so-called closely held business enterprises to include insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and devices even when that kind of coverage violated their religious convictions. The holding is an important victory for religious liberty and a blow to pro-choice advocates who painted opposition to the mandate as a womens rights issue. Justice Samuel Alito delivered the opinion of the high court with his usual clarity. The courts majority relied upon the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) which Congress passed in 1993 and which President Clinton signed into law. The RFRA requires the Supreme Court to use a particular three-point approach to religious liberty cases involving the federal government. If federal governmental action: 1) substantially burdens the free exercise of religions; 2) and its purpose is not compelling or; 3) if it fails to use the least restrictive means to its end, then the RFRA brands it illegal. Justice Alitos opinion worked its way through the requirements of the RFRA. The court first found that the federal contraceptive mandate imposed a substantial burden on the religious exercise of the two families, the Hahns and the Greens, owners of the companies in question. If they refused to comply with the HHS contraceptive fiat, they faced fines for as much as $1.3 million per day, or about $475 million per year. It was either pay up or forfeit ones religious beliefs. Alito said: If these consequences do not amount to a substantial burden, it is hard to see what would. Next, the court assumed without deciding that the government may have had a compelling interest in issuing the regulations. It stresses that it was unnecessary to adjudicate this issue. Thirdly, since the federal government had already devised and implemented a system that seeks to respect the religious liberty of religious non-profit corporations while insuring employee access to contraceptives, President Obama and his HHS had a less restrictive means of achieving their end but they failed to make it available to for-profit enterprises owned and operated by persons with religious convictions. Therefore, said the majority, The contraceptive mandate, as applied to closely held corporations, violates the RFRA. Justice Alito cogently refutes one of the central claims of the governments opposition to Hobby Lobby and Conestoga. That assertion was that corporations do not have free exercise of religion rights. First, Alito explained that the language of the RFRA refers to the religious liberty of persons being protected from federal proscription. Federal law unambiguously includes corporations in the definition of persons. Secondly, protecting the free exercise rights of corporations like Hobby Lobby, [and] Conestoga protects the religious liberty of the humans who own and control these companies. Alito recognizes what the legal brief for the Hahns so strikingly set out: Whatever the legal status of their organizations, owners and operators, do not check their beliefs at the door each Monday morning. They live their faith throughout the work week. Hence it is the Hahns religious beliefs that prevent Conestoga from providing drugs and services that end a newly formed human life. There is no separating the two. Are there limits to this decision? Yes. First, the court states that we have no occasion in these cases to consider the RFRAs applicability to publicly traded companies. However, limiting the decision to the facts of the casethat is, one involving closely held corporationsis not unusual. It is part of normal judicial restraint. Secondly, this decision has to do with federal governmental action. Unfortunately, religious liberty is also being restricted by state governmental action. There, litigants must depend on their own state constitutions or state RFRAs for protection. The high court waited until the final day of its term to issue this extremely important decision. Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties will not be forgotten anytime soon.Dr. John A. Sparks is the retired dean of the Calderwood School of Arts & Letters, Grove City College, Grove City, Pa., and teaches constitutional history and business Law on a part-time basis. He is a fellow for educational policy for The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. For years now, I have not watched beauty pageants such as Miss Florida, Miss America or Miss Universe. I know, they call them scholarship pageants, but get online and find pictures of all the contestants in any pageant, and tell me if any of them arent good looking. So I wasnt watching Miss Florida recently when Elizabeth Fechtel, 20, a University of Florida student and a resident of Leesburg, won. I can just hear the announcer saying something like this: The new Miss Florida, Elizabeth Fechtel! After that she probably took the walk down the runway with some sort of flowers and tears flowing. But several days later we found out the awful truth: Through no fault of her own, Elizabeth didnt win. She came in second. Pageant officials found, through an audit, that the scores were not tabulated correctly and the real winner was the young lady named runner-up, Victoria Cowen of Panama City. She now assumes the title of Miss Florida and goes to compete in the Miss America pageant. So here is my question: Cant we get people who know how to add to correctly tabulate the scores? There was something written that a judge had changed his mind and crossed out an old score and written in a new one, but the old one was counted. If we can get all of our Congressmen to push a button to vote correctly (and that seems to be a stretch), can we not get a system where the judges in beauty pageants can push a button to vote? Knechtel proved herself to be a deserving non-winner. She has a blog, and posted that she was devastated but the God has a plan. She added, A title does not define me. It opens doors, but it does not dictate who I am and where I am going. She also said that Cowen will be a good Miss Florida. One of the problems we read was that pageant officials require the winner to be available for appearances and therefore they have to drop out of college if they are attending. Knechtel did so, and I only hope that UF lets her be readmitted without penalty. In Delaware last week, Miss Delaware was also stripped of her title because she was three months too old to compete. She said she submitted a birth certificate and drivers license, but no pageant official caught the mistake. So the next time you watch one of these pageants, you should be wondering, what is going to be messed up behind the scenes. When stories such as this are not the contestants fault, you have to consider that in the past, maybe some things have been covered up. Will we ever know for sure? I doubt it.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen. 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The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.E-mail letters to: editor@smcitizen.com. Letters should be Word attachments or pasted in the body of the email. Do not use any other word processing programs. When the Declaration of Independence was approved in 1776, our founding fathers probably did not foresee the day when it would be a national celebration filled with fireworks, barbecues, parades and festivals. What they did foresee was an upcoming rough time with the British military as the Europeans didnt want to lose control of this upstart group of colonies across the pond. But the dedication of those fathers and all our ancestors who fought the Revolutionary War made possible our freedom to celebrate as we do this week. Around here, the celebration features such events as Red, White and Blues scheduled last evening in Citizens Circle a couple of blocks south of the Downtown Square in Ocala. Today, God and Country Day will be observed off U.S. 27 Northwest as it has been for years. There are also golf cart parades and celebrations in various communities around the area, as well as the shooting of firecrackers by many individuals throughout Marion County. Its the firecrackers that scare us a little. Most people have the attitude that it cant happen to me when they shoot off dangerous material just for fun. Yet, over the years, there have been many stories of fireworks going off prematurely and backyard celebrations turning into tragedy. While many of these fireworks are illegal, this is one of those laws in which our law enforcement community looks the other way. Some may complain about the noise, but if law enforcement does any more than drive through a neighborhood, its a surprise. This year it might be a little more intensive, since the Fourth falls on a Friday. So when it comes to shooting off fireworks, youre on your own when it comes to safety. Please be careful we dont want anyone losing an eye, a finger or worse. Stay safe for the holiday. Travel agencies say the roads will be just as busy as usual, even though gas prices are the highest since 2008. But if youre driving somewhere, make sure you dont drink and drive and no matter what, watch out for the other guy. You may think youre safe, but that car coming in the opposite direction may not be as law-abiding as you are.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Safety first on the Fourth There she is ... wait ... there she isnt High Court slows Obamacare abortion agenda READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mississippi primary With regard to the recent Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi on June 24, I have a few comments. With the blessing of the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a few of the establishment Republicans such as Senator John McCain and other very long Washington residents of the U.S. Senate, in a campaign that reminded me of how Democrats conduct their campaigns, race-baiting, personal attacks and other Democratic long time practices were used to defeat the challenger and Washington outsider, Chris McDaniels, without regard to the issues of the day. But, then again, why would the Republican establishment talk of the differences? The House Republican majority, along with many of the seven Republican senators voted to increase more spending with money we dont have and to refund Obamacare. These are Democratic issues, that the Republicans voted to go along with, as did Senator Thad Cochran. They are leaving these problems to the next generation of Americans and dont seem upset about it. Two last points. First, the Republican Party, using Democratic tactics, attack the Tea Party, but never attack Democrats like this. You have to wonPLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 Today is the Fourth of July. Americans celebrate their independence by enjoying beer imported from Mexico and bratwurst shipped from Germany, and drive their cars made in Korea using gas from Iran to see fireworks made in China. America is a great country where we just do things differently. Only in America can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance. Only in America do drug stores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions filled while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. Only in America do banks leave both doors wide-open and then chain pens to the counter. Only in America do we leave our cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage. Only in America do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we dont miss a call from someone we didnt want to talk to in the first place. Only in America do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns for them in packages of eight. Only in America do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a diet Coke.All wetThe animal trainer was working with a young seal for a new show at Ocean World. The seal was taught to listen to and obey commands like, In low end and jump! or On rock and stay! The seals favorite command was however, In deep end and stay!Duncan doodlesAfter her retirement from TV comedy, Sandy Duncan turned to drawing and painting in the small town she retired to. The townsfolk supported her budding talent and often asked the former comedienne to quickly sketch something for them on the spot. Sandy would smile broadly and grant their requests. Soon her artistic talents were put to use on T-shirts, towels, and handkerchiefs any cloth surface that would retain her eye-catching drawings. On one steamy, hot Fourth of July, a little boy asked Ms. Duncan to create a drawing on a new, clean handkerchief. Full of artistic pride and the patriotic spirit of the day, she did so, softly singing to herself, Oh, Im a hanky-doodling Sandy. The boy took his new treasure in his hand and proudly marched along loudly singing at the top of his lungs, I am a hanky-doodle boy!PreciousA friend of mine recently returned from a trip to Bombay and Calcutta where he purchased two diamond necklaces. On his return flight to the United States, he had to go through customs where he was asked to list everything he had purchased on his trip. So he made the declaration of Indian pendants.Crackers and dudsThe great thing about the July 4 weekend is that nothing bad can happen. Congress is on vacation. Old flag makers never die, they just wave bye bye. 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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Dont be surprised if, in spite of your well-made plans, something goes awry. But dont worry. Your knowledge of the facts plus your Arian charm will help you work it out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A personal relationship seems to be demanding more than you feel youre able to give. Best advice: Confront the issue. You could find the situation surprisingly easy to work through. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Resist being pressured into meeting your self-imposed deadline. This is important if you really feel that taking more time to finish a project could save time in the long run. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A vacation choice seems less interesting than when you first made it. Could it be a matter of the place or the people going with you? Find out before you consider a change of plans. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Someone might be overriding your logic to get you to agree to favors you would normally avoid. See what youve been asked to do and see if youve been misled. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Try to keep that emerging judgmental aspect in check. Too many critiques on relatively unimportant issues could create a lot of negative bounce-back reactions. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Facing unpleasant facts about an associate isnt easy. But ignoring them isnt wise. Ask a trusted (and neutral) friend to help guide you on what to do and how you might do it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A shift in opinion regarding a workplace situation could go a long way in vindicating the stand youve taken. But be aware that a resolution could still be a way off. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Its not like you to choose the easy way rather than the right way to do things. So, follow your instincts and feel assured they will lead you to the right decision. Good luck. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Hold off on making a personal commitment until you find out what it entails and whose interests are involved. There could be hidden facts you need to know. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A new friend offers an unexpected opportunity that could lead to a career change. Check it out carefully and consider getting an assessment from someone familiar with this field. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A surprising discovery leads to mixed reactions from those involved in the revelation. But as you come to appreciate the truth, youll be able to also come to terms with your feelings. der why, dont you? Finally, I am sad to say that the party of Lincoln-T.Roosevelt-Reagan, has become more like the party of ClintonObama. How sad! Walter A. Lamp OcalaRedskins nickname debacleOn maybe a lighter side, and a departure for me, but no less important, Ive been reading a great deal about the controversy regarding the Washington Redskins nickname. Actually it seems only white man stirs up bad trouble! Now, its not Washington white skins, black skins, brown skins, or yellow skins, its Washington Redskins. Leave it be! To me, thats a compliment to our Native Americans. Although the Washington Redskins arent too good a football team. Of course we have the Florida State Seminoles, YEAH, and the Cleveland Indians.! We as Americans should be proud to have any group named after Native Americans. We hunted them down and murdered them to get their land and Oh Yes, gold, and silver. Plus, we looked upon ourselves as the good guys. If you studied American history at all, youd know it was a white man who performed the first scalping and it was of an Indian. Maybe thats why they call sports hackers, scalpers. ow, whose face does the Washington Redskins helmets appear to resemble. It could be either the Chiricahua Apache Chief, Geronimo, the Lakota Sioux Chief, Sitting Bull, or the Oglala Sioux, Lacota Chief Red Cloud. Just three of the greatest Indian Chiefs of all Native America nation in our history. Two other great chiefs would be Lakota Chief, Spotted Elk(Big Foot) or Oglala Sioux Chief, Crazy Horse, who actually was half white. We could go into the number of Indian tribes, as there were hundreds, with many subtribes particularly in the Apache and Sioux Nations. If you want to know them all let me know. Now, there are those who feel Custer was wronged, but Im not one of them. Self centered, stupid and egotistical yes, smart no. When he was wiped out by the Hunkpapa Sioux and the Southern Cheyenne, on June 25, 1876, the Indians were led principally by Chiefs Crazy Horse, Bull Bear, White Antelope and White calf. You should know about the Sand Creek Massacre of the peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho, on Nov. 29, 1864, by the U.S. Army. As if that werent enough, the last great massacre by the army took place at Wounded Knee on Dec. 29 1890, killing 335 unarmed, and out numbered, Lakota Sioux men, women and children. They were literally slaughtered. Actually a village grew up on that massacre sight and was named Brennan, after the Bureau of Indian Affairs Official. WOW! I guess weve always been a unfair to the Native American people. Its been suggested the name the Redskins be the Washington Reagans. Really dumb. There were hundreds of other Indian tribes and sub-tribes within major tribes like the Sioux and Apache. Just a few were the Crow, Pawnee, Iroquois, Kiowa, Shawnee, Cherokee, Seminole, Arapaho, and Cheyenne, to name a few. What if we were to use these examples to rename the Washington. The Washington Crows, Washington Sioux, Washington Apaches, Washington Kiowas, Washington Seminoles, Washington Shawnees, or Washington Iroquois. All great honors for Native American, but for a Washington, D.C. team, how about the Washington Crows? No disrespect to the honor of the Crow Indian Nation. Thats right, all Native American tribes were actually nations, with many chiefs. Maybe the president or owner of the Washington Redskins should sit down and smoke the peace pipe with chiefs of various Native American nations, except, hes no chief. Actually one of my favorite tribes were the Cheyenne Dog men (Soldiers), of the Cheyenne nation. I could go into finite detail of the Cheyenne nation but that would be a book in itself. Oh well, white man will takeum the Native Americans to the cleaners again. White man probably scalpaum tickets to Redskins football games as well. I hope this abbreviated lesson in Native American History might help you respect the Indian Nations of our county. After all, they were here first. They didnt immigrate, and all immigrants should know that. Bill Ford Oak RunWhat are we to do?What are American citizens to do? They try the best they can to vet candidates, and vote for those who swear they are true blue patriots. Then at the first opportunity, those true blue patriots vote for laws that are detrimental to American citizens. The minute they hit the Capitol, those loyalties, suddenly favor goodies for illegal aliens. College tuition is paid for undocumented aliens, while Florida children must pay, and pay, and pay to cover their own tuition, and the tuition of illegals. That seems fair, dont you think? HB851 does precisely just that, and Rep. Charlie Stone, and Rep. Dennis Baxley voted for this cute little bill. Doesnt it make you proud, and happy, thrilled that you will be saddled with more taxes for illegals? Bleeding hearts will not stop there. What is next? Do you deserve to live a decent standard of life, if you work for it? Is that unreasonable? They steal more of it every day. When and where do we say enough? How do we get through to our elected officials? They are Americans, and they are supposed to represent Americans no one else. Common Core by any other name is still unacceptable. Florida citizens are not being fooled by giving Common Core some phony Florida Standards name. How dumb do they think we are?? Rep. Stone actually sent a mailer proclaiming just such a stunt. Whew!! Can you swallow that one? Cough, cough, I am choking on that one. Where are Americas patriotic legislators? We are still Americans, not One World Citizens, yet. Marshall Richards On Top Of The WorldFault of CongressIt is distressing that readers are blaming our president for the VA patient disaster. Congress has been aware of the quota issue for nine years and did nothing about it. I suggest all readers research our elected representatives and vote accordingly. 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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Once again, we come to the time of year when we celebrate the Fourth of July in remembrance of all the wonderful things this country means to us. The celebration will include fireworks, parades and picnics when the hot dog will be king for a day. It is a wonderful time of the year. Yet, in the midst of all of the celebrations, there are a few black clouds blocking the sunlight. Just the other day the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were watching a news program where they featured somebody offended by the American flag displayed in a meeting they were attending. We both looked at each other and sadly shook our heads. What kind of nonsense is going on in this country? Peoples lives are so shallow that they have to try to think of something to be offended? I am not sure why the American flag offended them so, but I have the perfect solution. I am not sure why people do not think of solutions like this, but if the American flag offends you then go to a country that has a flag it does not offend you. Simple. Problem solved. No more offense. It would not offend me in the least if people would do this. The American flag reminds us of all the wonderful things we enjoy in this country. The Fourth of July is an opportunity to express our thanks for living in a country such as this. If this was such a terrible country, why are so many people trying to get in at all cost? We still have some freedoms here that the rest of the world is envious of. The flag represents the foundation of our country and the ongoing sacrifice that has kept it free for so long. How can that be offensive to anybody? At the same time another story on the news caught our attention concerning the 9/11 museum in New York City. From some of the things I am seeing on TV most of the people in America have forgotten what happened on 9/11. Somebody walked in, saw the symbol of the cross and became physically ill by it. They claim the cross made them sick in the stomach. This was a little confusing to me. These are people who say they do not believe in God, personally, I do not believe a word they say. Here is this person, who does not believe in God, who does not believe in religion, sees a religious symbol and becomes offended and physically ill by it. They surely need help and I recommend a group of industrial-strength psychiatrists and therapists along with a team of military medical doctors to pump out their stomach. Now, what I want to know is, if they do not believe in religion, what does this religious symbol mean to them? If they really did not believe in religion, as they claim, the symbol would not mean anything to them, and furthermore, it would not affect them in any way or fashion. The fact that it offended them reveals to those who have at least two brain cells wandering around upstairs that here is a religious person. Only a religious person would react to a religious symbol. If I am not a religious person, none of this religious symbolism means anything to me and I look at it, then walk on. While I am on the topic, another matter really annoys me. Why is prayer so offensive to these people who say they do not believe in religion? The fact that it makes them angry and offends them tells me something about what they say they believe. Why is it that prayer offends them and why are they so afraid of prayer and of God? Their fear of God suggests that deep down somewhere, pass their stomach, they believed God just might exist. This brings to me Pascals wager. If God exists (and Christianity is true) and you choose not to believe, then you lose everything. But, if God exists (and Christianity is true) and you choose to believe, then you gain everything. I do not believe it could be stated any clearer than that. To date nobody has ever proven the Bible to be anything but true. For 2000 years, people have desperately attempted to destroy the Bible or at least discredit it and yet it is the number one seller in the world today. What if this Bible, that nobody can prove to be untrue, is absolutely and positively true? Are these people who say they do not believe willing to wager everything? Why is it I must accept what they do and say, but they do not have to accept what I do and say? Why do I have to respect them, but they do not have to respect me? Is that being a true red, white and blue American patriot? Jesus put it in the right perspective when he said, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesars; and unto God the things that are Gods (Matthew 22:21). Our problem today is that we have confused Caesar with God and no longer understand the difference. The problem is, Caesar does not have all the answers, but God does. The reign of Caesar has collapsed, but God is still on the throne, Almighty God is He. If you do not respect the flag, at least respect those who do.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. In honor of the true patriots of the United States Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder RELIGION Christ Church of Marion CountySunday, July 6: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Pack the Pantry Sunday. Tuesday, July 8: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 9: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, July 11: Sharing Hope Ministry, 11:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. MR. MERCEDES By Stephen King Touted as Stephen Kings first detective novel, Mr. Mercedes delivers a creepy serial killer readers will love to hate. Heres the nominal plot: On a foggy predawn night hundreds of unemployed are lined up outside the City Center for the opening of a job fair when suddenly a stolen gray Mercedes-Benz SL500 plows through the crowd, its 12 cylinders screaming. Eight are killed, including a baby, and dozens are injured. The masked driver escapes unharmed and disappears. Later the driver sends a letter in which he brags about his deed to Detective Bill Hodges, who was once on the unsolved Mercedes case but is now retired. The letter rouses the despondent Hodges to life, having wearied of high calorie snacks, long naps, and mindless daytime TV. Ironically, the killer saves a lifeHodges. What makes Brady Hartsfield so chilling is that he appears very ordinary, someone whod go unnoticed on the street. But beneath that placid exterior is a hate-filled racist whose violence has been nurtured by serial killer stories, violent video games and movies like his favoriteThe Wild Bunch. Out of his Lazy-Boy, infused with new energy, Hodges is ecstatic that the killer has sought him out, a secret he keeps even from his closest cop buddies. The perk needs to talk. Now Hodges must find which of his buttons to push. He chances it by telling the killer theres proof hes a fake who was never even near the City Center. Bingothe ploy works. Brady explodes: But I did it! I risked my freedom, I risked my life and I did it! You cant take away the credit! Its not fair! With the help of a computer savvy African-American teen named Jerome Robinson, Hodges moves closer and closer to identifying the murderer. Consummate storyteller King reels us in from the first page. Mr. Mercedes is a wonderful addition to his growing list of mysterythrillers. Recommended. 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own fireworks display. Concessions will be available, with proceeds going to the Childrens Department. Bring a lawn chair and plan to join us for this exciting community event. Water Baptism on the River: Sunday, July 27 at 4 p.m. Come join us at Rainbow River State Park on Sunday, July 27 at 4 p.m. as we acknowledge those who are following in Jesus footsteps in baptism. See lives changed. Seven Year Combined Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at West Port High School. We are celebrating seven years of Gods faithfulness to Crossroads Church. We will have a combined anniversary service at West Port High School, 3733 SW 80th Ave., Ocala. Nursery will be available. Spanish translation will be provided, as needed.Countryside PresbyterianAdult Vacation Bible School at Countryside Presbyterian Church will run from Monday, July 14 to Thursday, July 17, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Pastor Gary Marshall will lead a study about the worship service, the reason behind our customs, the planning and how the topics are chosen for each service and what is the Lectionary. Donna Topp and Cindy Marshall will lead the music part with singing and a chance to try the handbells or choir chimes. We will end with a light supper prepared by our Fellowship committee. This will take place at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala. All are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Joy Lutheran ChurchJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 14 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. This year the theme for vacation Bible school is Jungle Safari. Kids will learn what so great about God, explore the nature of God and learn how to serve Him in a practical way. Through bible stories the children will explore the nature of God. With the rhythm of the jungle beat they will learn praise songs. Through the activities and projects they will put their faith in action and see how to impact the lives of others. Registration for vacation Bible school begins the first week of July, Monday through Friday from 8:30 4 p.m. at the church office. Vacation Bible School will be completed on Sunday, July 20 at 10 a.m. when the children will present a singing performance during the worship service. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352304-8711 or the church office at 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at SR 200, Ocala.Our Redeemer LutheranOur Redeemer Lutheran Church welcomes and will install its new youth minister and Associate Pastor, Joshua Pettit, on July 6 at 3 p.m. at the church. A dinner will follow the ceremony. Joshua is from Carpinteri, California and is married and has one child. Joshua will focus on the youth ministry at Our Redeemer. For directions and dinner reservations, call the church office at (352) 237-2233. 5200 SW State Road 200, 1-1/2 miles west of I-75. www.OurRedeemerOcala.orgSt. Jude CatholicThe St. Jude Food Pantry is open the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon to serve the needy in Marion Oaks. Our venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, is open for your shopping convenience every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bereavement Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. If you plan to attend, please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to the meetings. Parents wishing to enroll their children in the LifeLong Religious Education for the 2014-2015 term may still take advantage of reduced tuition rates by enrolling their children during the month of July. Classes resume in August. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are July 13 and July 27. Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, July 6: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. with staffed nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Choir practice at 4:30 p.m. Evening service begins at 6 p.m. with study in the book of Hebrews taught by Alvin Gloer. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Wednesday, July 9: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. studying prayer taught by Senior Minister, Conard Chambers; Youth activities begin at 7 p.m. Friday, July 4: Independence Day. On this day in 1776, the original 13 U.S. colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. Each year on this day, we pause to remember the freedoms we enjoy from not being ruled over politically by others. However, as Christians we must not lose sight of the fact that even though we are independent of someone ruling over us politically, we are surely spiritually dependent upon God, our Father and Jesus Christ, our Lord, the One who died to set us free from sin. This day and every day is our Dependence Day upon them. Southwest Christian Church is a traditional worshiping church. Our worship service includes the beloved old-time Gospel Hymns together with some of todays contemporary choruses. We preach and teach strictly from Gods Word. We believe the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired word of God given to us by God through His chosen writers, to enable us to know Him and to understand how to live our lives in the way He requires, so that we might be pleasing and acceptable to Him. We seek to teach those desiring to follow Him, who God is and who He expects us to be. If you are seeking a church home where you are loved by God and His people in a truly Christian way, we invite you to come and visit with us to see if we are the church you are seeking. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 SW 60th Ave. (south off SR 200), Ocala, phone 352-861-9080. Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on July 6 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown and the Auditorium Class, taught by Pastor Brown, are teaching Practical Christian Living How To Live for Christ Today Praying Devotedly James 5, and our Young Adults class, taught by our Associate Pastor, Dan Rushing, is studying, The Revolutionary Life, Teachings and Ministry of Jesus. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the Brown Girls will be singing several songs. The FBC choir will also be singing a, Patriotic Medley. A challenging message from the Word of God from our Pastor will follow. Sunday evening Worship and Bible study will begin at 6. Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 7. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning services 9 and 11 a.m.; Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m.; Servicio en Espaol 1 p.m.; Bible Alive Bible study 6 p.m. Tuesday: Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday: Family Training Hour 7 p.m.; Crossroads Student Ministries 7 p.m.; Boys and Girls Clubs 7 p.m. Thursday: Estudio Biblico en Espaol 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ELC approved, bilingual staff Upcoming events: Crossroads Childcare Center is now registering for Summer Camp. Serving ages 2-8, our child care will bring the message of the gospel, teach beginning English, help in memorizing Scripture, provide lunches daily, and have weekly field trips. We use A Beka school curriculum, employ bilingual staff and have an ELC-approved facility. Contact Judy at 352-291-0013 for more details and to register your child. Bike Parade and Fireworks Display, July 4, 7 p.m. Come celebrate our nations freedom on Friday, July 4 at Crossroads third annual Bike Parade and Fireworks Display. Children up to age 11 will be entering their decorated bikes in a parade, with awards given for creativity, patriotism and attractiveness. Bounce houses will be open for the children. At dark we will host our RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE18 RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 000I4P0 000INIP Ken Halderman(352) 237-448810641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala 000IMJQ Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! PLEASE CALL TO HAVE YOUR HOUSE APPRAISED FOR A NEW LISTING!2/2/1 FRAME HOME with aluminum siding. House is completely remodeled, new carpet and new high toilets, home has new coat of paint and is ready to move in. All appliances included, located in a gated 55+ community with many activities for the residents. MLS 398597 $48,0002/2/2 FRAME HOME with carpet and vinyl on floors, has breakfast nook to enjoy your backyard. Newer roof and air, nice landscaping and good curb appeal, located in a gated 55+ community. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, good place to retire to. MLS 403758 $73,500 2/2/1 WITH VINYL SIDING, indoor laundry, all appliances included, newer range and refrigerator, 9/14 enclosed lanai, home has new paint. Very private location with woods in backyard, gated 55+ community, fenced area for your pets.MLS 399195 $58,500 VERY WELL MAINTAINED 2/2/1 home, all appliances included, new tile floor in living area, glass enclosed 9/14 lanaiwith tile floor. Also includes a tile patio. Home is move-in condition, landscaped and located in a gated 55+ community. MLS 401156 $65,900 2/2/1 HOME FEATURES A GREAT ROOM, opens to kitchen, dining and living room, completely remodeled. New oak cabinets and countertop. Home is handicapped friendly, large 20/9 Florida room, indoor laundry, newer roof and air located in a guarded 55+ community. MLS 383919 $54,900 2/2/1 FRAME AND VINYL HOME, tile in kitchen, laundry room and baths, new carpet in bedrooms. Fresh paint, upgraded baths, new appliances in kitchen, new windows and new roof, new frontdoor location, and is in a gated 55 community. Landscaped and ready to move in. MLS 390468 $62,800 2/2/2 HOME with carpet and tile floors, newer appliances, custom kitchen with additional space for a den. The home is offered with all furniture, includes a screen vinyl 14/9 lanai and a covered patio 16/9. Home is in great condition and ready to move in. Flat lot and clear, upgraded bathrooms, a front porch to enjoy the Florida weather. Complete fenced yard, located in a gated 55+ community, many activities in Palm Cay including a solar heated pool. MLS 405945 $78,0002/2/1 HOME with very private setting, new air and newer roof., includes a Florida room and enclosed lanai. The rear of home backs up to a wooded area and Oak Run. New carpet, furniture included, will make a great winter home or a retirement home, located 55+ community. Just bring your clothes and move in. MLS 405754 $65,900 3/2/2 FRAME HOME with aluminun siding, brick front. House has laminate and tile floors through out. Eat-in kitchen large kitchen, all appliance stay, formal dining room and family room. 10/18 vinyl and screen lanai. Sets on a corner level lot. Located in a gated 55+ community. Newer roof and air.MLS 409504 $89,900 2/2/1 FRAME HOUSE, has newer roof and has a front porch, carpet and tile in house. All appliances stay. Glass-enclosed 9/14 lanai, newer kitchen, located in a 55+ community, great retirement home. Palm Cay has many activites included a solar heated pool. 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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com There is an old Jewish joke that goes: How did the first Jews come to America? The answer is, Yiddle by Yiddle. Jokes aside, it has been 360 years since Jacob Barsimson, an Ashkenazi Jew landed in what is now New York City. Barsimson, a trader from the Netherlands, is credited with meeting the boat carrying 23 of his co-religionists from Recife, Brazil who came to the American shores seeking freedom from oppression in Brazil where the Inquisition had followed them from the Iberian Peninsula. The Inquisitions policies against Jews and the political climate of the day were the catalytic forces that led the small band to seek asylum in a country where they could practice their religion in safety and could participate as full citizens in the political affairs of the colony of New Amsterdam. Unfortunately these 23 were not greeted warmly by the governor of New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant. History has not painted Old Peg Leg (an allusion to his artificial wooden leg) as a very pleasant man. His cantankerous nature was well known and his dislike of the Jews was no secret. Escaping Catholicism led into becoming a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, a stipulation for citizenship in the New Amsterdam colony. It would seem that the refugees had gone out of the frying pan into the fire. Jacob Barsimson petitioned Stuyvesant for a plot of land for a burial ground. Jewish communities even before they build synagogues, purchase land for a cemetery as well as for building a mikveh, ritual bath. These acts are essential for setting up a Jewish community. The request was denied since the land was not needed immediately but after much prevail, notably from the Jews of Amsterdam, the request was granted. Still, the Jews were treated as separate citizens, unable to vote, hold public office, engage in retail, practice handicrafts, serve in the militia or hold public worship meetings and practice Judaism freely. Stuyvesant also made each male over 16 and under 60 pay a tax of 65 stivers a month for exemption of guard duty. Jacob Barsimson, then advocated that the Jews be allowed to serve in the miliFirst Jew in America: Jacob Barsimson in New Amsterdam Judis Journal Judi Siegal PLEASESEEJUDI, PAGE26 ers; staplers; scissors; paste; or just about anything school related is welcomed. Just pick up a few items per week at the store and then drop them in the donation box. We are able to make a huge difference for these children with our donations. Not only do we save them money but we send them off to class with the same quality equipment and supplies that their peers enjoy. You can imagine how much that means to these in need students. You do not have to be a Cherrywood resident to give to this cause. The kids gratefully accept these supplies from anyone; and so will we. Thank you in advance for helping to build our future.Newcomers to be welcomedAre you a newcomer to Cherrywood? Have you moved in within the past year or less? Well, here is a great opportunity for you to learn about not only your Cherrywood community but your community at large. We are planning a coffee hour on Aug. 9 at 9:30 in the morning. Come out and meet some of the leaders of the various committees and organizations here at Cherrywood; receive maps and hints about the services and facilities here in Marion County and get a delicious donut or two and a cup of coffee all for free. It has been awhile since our last coffee but all of those who have attended the ones in the past have found the information they received very helpful and enlightening. If you are new to our area contact Geri and let us know youll be coming to this very informal and informational meet and greet.Line DancingCher Mason has a large group of men and women who are learning a wide variety of steps and moves in her Line Dancing class. Cher is patient and knowledgeable as she takes time with her students to explain; demonstrate and practice the new steps of each dance. You can be a part of this fun class every Tuesday evening from 7 until about 8:30. Cher goes over the steps of the previous lessons before starting students out on a new adventure. Because of this style, she is able to bring newcomers up to speed in a relatively short period of time. For those of you who have attended our dances and other events you know how much fun our line dancers have. Its amazing to see all those people doing the same movements in unison. Its almost like watching the Rockettes without the high kicks. Well maybe not but they are good. Everyone is welcome to take part and thanks to Chris and Mario Zacco; these classes are totally free. Just bring your desire to learn and your smile and come join this fun group. Making a differenceMany of my readers and friends here in Cherrywood and in the community; like me, are senior citizens. Sometimes thats depressing. We often feel like we no longer have anything to give that anyone wants except maybe our money. Well, take heart because there is a program called Reading Pals that needs volunteers for just an hour a week to read stories to kindergarten students in a school near you. This terrific program pairs up a volunteer reader with a student for about 20 weeks a year. Each week the volunteer reader goes to the school library with the little one and reads to them as well as letting the student read to the volunteer. This increases the childs vocabulary and opens a whole new world for them. Jan Hathaway is in charge of this program and it has worked wonders for hundreds of young people. You can call Jan at 352-732-9696 extension 212 during normal business hours. There is a short training program and then you will be paired off with your student Reading Pal. We seniors have much to give to our society including our experiences; our knowledge; our love and our time. You can be a teacher and a mentor to a deserving youngster. Your age is not a factor; your dedication and willingness to give of yourself are the only assets required. You can make a difference.Cherrywood TravelTime is running out for you to make your reservation for the great Biloxi get away. This four-day, three-night excursion leaves on Sept. 14 from the clubhouse where you will travel by Deluxe Motor Coach to the doors of the Imperial Palace Casino. Once you enter you can check into your posh room and let the adventure begin.. Youll enjoy the many amenities of the Palace; their many fine restaurants; boutiques and shops; spa facilities and of course their world class casino. Shop until you drop; go for the gourmet meals; enjoy a facial or manicure; or play the gaming tables and slot machines of the casino. The Imperial Palace will give you $24 in food credits; $25 in rewards play and $15 in slot play just to get you started. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE23 000I9P5 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St P ine R un OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries T raditional W orship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 000IHUZ 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVI D B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countr ysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Book Club 2nd & 4th Mondays 2:30 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000IB9M Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 000H3A5 Sunday Worship 10:00 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 000IHWK 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-561 1 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undamental Dr Mike Patton Senior Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Hispanic Services Pastors Jose and Marta Santos Worship Sunday 1pm Friday 7pm Tuesday Bible Study 7pm Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P .M. Sunday AW ANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P. M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . . . 6:45 P. M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000ICNQ PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE I-75 000IMGZ A Progr essive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. F irst Congr ega tional United Chur ch of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000ICNL Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTOR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call t o 71 1195 000HFVG 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:00pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Thursday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available Catch our events & sermons at www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 000IAWB Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Co-Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 000IKH2 All Are Welcome Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LCMS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 1 2 Miles We st of I-75 Pastor Joe Adams (352) 237-2233 www.OurRedeemerOcala.org 000IMJJ Our Redeemer welcomes youth minister and Associate Pastor Joshua Pettit & Family! Installation cer emonies: Sunday July 6 @ 3pm. W orship Services: Sunday 8am & 11am Saturday Casual w/Christ 5pm 000IITC Southwest Christian Church W e are a traditional worshiping chur ch 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-861-9080 Sunday Services Sunday School 9:30 am Wo rship Service 10:30 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Services Bible Studies 7:00 pm Conrad L. Chambers Senior Minister 000I18Z Relevant Pr eaching, Community Impact & Radical Compassion Southwest Campus 7651 SW State Road 200 Circle Square Plaza, Ocala, 34476 Sundays 8:45 a.m. Sunday Eves 6 p.m. Southeast Campus Sundays 10:30 a.m. W ednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor David Lambert 9524 S.W 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . . . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000H0DS Pastor Randy & Linda Brown BIG SUN REALTY Proud To Be Y our Neighborhood Realtor www.bigsunrealty .com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES 000IL76 O PE N 7 DA YS John & Brenda Haynes 237-4343 or 895-3027 Margaret Orlando 237-4343 Maryellen Cotten 266-4849 Dawn & Bob Perinchief 572-6119 Bill Aker 299-4571 Jim McIntyre 362-0788 Lynne Kampf 812-0557 Steve Rudminas 875-8310 Marvin Brooks 989-3162 Mary Seaman 352-895-6384 EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED OPEN HOUSE 9346 SW 94 LOOP For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 8883-F SW 94 LN. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses GREA T HOME AW AY FROM HOME or EVERY DA Y! GULF ACCESS for DEEP SEA or in the FLA TS FISHING, Scuba Diving, A SWIM w/the MANA TEES or Enjoy a quiet bicycle ride in this W ATERFRONT area of ELEGANT homes & golf. Clubhouse for casual family gatherings. Furniture, Furnishings/Linens could be included. Maintenance fee covers Cable, Common Area Outside Insurance, Outside maintenance, Lawn Care, Sewer & W ater. This TOT ALLY renovated, move-in ready V illa in this quiet little town is waiting for you! MLS#346247/SE/BEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $118,900 WELL MAINT AINED 2/2/2 VILLA IN 55 PLUS COMMUNITY Laminate Wood flooring in Living/ Dining Rms and Family Rm. Kitchen was Remodeled in 2009, with New Pullout Cabinets, Countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances, Both baths have tile and Solar T ubes. Newer Carpet in Both Bedrooms. Heat/AC and Hot W ater Heater replaced 2007. Florida Room under Heat/AC. Plus a Glass Enclosed Lanai. Sit on your Rocking Chair Front Porch, which Overlooks a Wide T ree Lined Street. MLS#406525/LBK/UNI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $68,900 NICE 3/2/2 HOME IN A F AMILY COMMUNITY, LARGE lot, all appliances, close to schools, shopping and doctors. V ery nice home. MLS#402264/JM/RIV . $199,000 THIS 2/2/1+ VILLA has wide open views from the front porch AND the back porch. An extra-large family room is convenient right off the eatin kitchen. All of this is located in a gated 55+community with tons of activities & excellent facilities. MLS#409586DP/CRIT . . . . . . $ 44 ,9 00 BEAUTIFUL HOME in the heart of horse country yet only minutes to town! This gorgeous home features a spacious open floor plan with gleaming hardwood floors, patio overlooking private backyard (property borders maintained state owned land), gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite counters, custom cabinets, and SS appliances. The huge master suite has a luxurious bath with jetted/heated tub, custom walk-in shower and double vanity. Bonus: workshop with electric, shed for lawn equipment and no HOA fees. MLS#401927/MS/WILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175,000 BRIGHT & AIR Y 2/2/2 plus den, driveway pavers. Maintenance free stone landscaping, tiled entry, Corian kitchen, crown molding, much much more. MLS#401675/SR/NYR . $157,900 MOVE IN READY townhouse 2/2/1 in desirable 55+ community Combined living room and dining area. Kitchen overlooks a family room with fireplace with bookcases on each side. W asher/ dryer inside home. Chair lift to both second floor bedrooms and bathrooms. Front porch overlooks the gazebo in park like setting. Open patio in rear of home. MLS#409389/DP/YA T . . . . . . . . . $38,500 NICE POOL HOME located in a quiet neighborhood. Featuring: 3/2/2, dining room, eat-in kitchen, inside laundry room, bird caged pool plus extra screened in room, enclosed outside shower and sink, private backyard. Plenty of parking with open slab off the side out back. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#409578/BH/FRO . . . . . . $139,900 MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2 VILLA IN 55 PLUS COMMUNITY. Liv ing/dining rm. c ombined. Kitchen appliances replaced in 2009, except dishwasher T he family rm. has a lg. bank of cabinets Both baths have tile. N ewer carpet in both bedrooms Heat/AC handler replaced in 2012 F ront load washer & dryer 201 2. New E Glass windows 2012. P lantation blinds. N ewer ceiling fans & lighting fixtur es. Front & back doors replaced w/lead glass doors. S creened back porch & open patio Overlook the tree-lined street sitting on your rocking chair front porch Zero landscaping in front yard Too many upgrades to mention. MLS#406903/LBK/WARR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65,900 8883-F SW 94 LN. DIRECTIONS: SR 200 to OTOW main gate T/R SW 85th T err., T/L SW 94th Ln. home on right. VERY DESIRABLE 2/2/2 with den. This expanded home is on a beautiful lot-no homes in back in Windsor. MLS#407341/MB/SHA . $135,000 9346 SW 94 LOOP DIRECTIONS: Enter Rt. 200 Gate, continue to SW 94th Street, turn LEFT continue to 96th A VE., turn LEFT take 1st Left onto 94th Loop. Home on your right. OPEN SUNDA Y 12:30-2:30 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD MARION OAKS SOUTH NEW LISTING NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING FELLOWSHIP ACRE CANDLER HILLS HARVEST MEADOW CITRUS COUNTY SALE PENDING ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDA Y 12:30-2:30 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000INYA Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Evening Worship on the first Sunday of each month . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000HZ01

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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Comedy Night will be on Aug. 4 featuring the one and only, Larry Silver. Larry is not only a world class comic, he is also a hypnotist and youll find his act Hyno-Larryous. A quick wit; great jokes and hypnosis thrown in makes Larrys act a one of a kind experience. Because of the high demand, there will be two shows. The first will be at 5:30 p.m. and the second will commence at 7:30. Doors open at 5 and 7 respectively and you must have tickets to enter. Cherrywood residents can get their free tickets by seeing Geri in the office. In addition to Larrys performance, you will enjoy snacks; ice tea and lemonade. There will be door prizes and 50/50 drawings as well so dont miss out on this terrific evening of wild entertainment and socializing. The cut off for these tickets is July 31 but take note; the tickets may well be gone before that date. The sooner you see Geri, the better. Come out and enjoy Comedy Night at Cherrywood; compliments of Chris and Mario Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management.Bingo returns with a bangAfter taking one night off, Bingo returned on Thursday, June 26 with a nearly full house of players and volunteers. Lois Crowley was the caller and she kept the pace steady and easy for the players to keep up. There were too many winners for the 18 games to name but the initials of one of the winners is everyones favorite, Pia Dean. Bingo is fun; fast and easy. There is always someone who will show you how to play the game and the games move quickly. In addition, the fees are nominal to play so its a great way to get an inexpensive night out. Enjoy free popcorn and lemonade along with the game or bring your own snacks and drinks. All of this is made possible by our lovely and hard working volunteers. Youll have fun and maybe even win some money at Cherrywood Bingo. Every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse youll find a chair waiting for you so come on out and share in the fun.TriviaJoin the Trivia players at 7 p.m. on July 16 for another thrilling game of trivial knowledge. This month Richard Hurley will be your quizmaster and hes known for digging up obscure facts; figures and data. His sense of humor also brightens the game so bring your sense of humor. Trivia is a great way to either improve your mind or lose it with a great group of people. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks; pay a dollar and have a truly happy hour or more. All proceeds from the Trivia Night go to support the Patriot Dog program. This year we have contributed over $400 to that worthy cause. Trivia Night is run by Fred and Jay OHern who do a fantastic job of setting things up and making sure everyone is comfortable. Join us for a good time. Veterans ClubThere are no meetings scheduled for July and August for your Veterans Club however they are still very active in the community. President Bill Mahar is working with other Board Members doing the follow up on our first annual golf outing. In addition, the vets are making plans for Veterans Day Nov. 11; supporting Ritz House July 4 celebration; and making initial plans for the golf tournament next year. These are just a few of the many programs they are working on. Sarah Blair has graciously agreed to take the position of Secretary on the Board. Sarah is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has more than 10 years experience in the private sector as a personal secretary. Replacing yours truly, Sarah, will make a great addition to the team of Bill Mahar, President; Bill Spangenberg, Vice President; Rich Hurley, Treasurer; and Marty Duesel, Sgt. At Arms.. We congratulate Sarah and wish her all the best. The next meeting of the Veterans Club will be on Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. in the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome as our meetings are open to all Cherrywood residents. We are proud of the work we do and enjoy sharing it with all.Singles dinnersIf you are single and live in Cherrywood you are cordially invited to join our singles group for dinner on Sundays. Everyone meets at the clubhouse at 3:45 in the afternoon and then they car pool to favorite restaurants in the area. On July 6 they will be going to the Red Lobster; the Cracker Barrel on July 13; Codys Roadhouse on the 20 of July and Ruby Tuesdays on the 27th. This is a relaxed and friendly group who enjoy sharing common interests; conversation and social interaction. Dont be shy or hesitant about coming out to join in the fun. Youll not only enjoy a delicious meal, but youll share it with some pretty cool people as well.Flu ShotsIn September Cherrywood will offer flu shots in the clubhouse. The date is Sept. 5 between 1 and 3 p.m. As we get older, Flu can be a devastating illness that may cause serious medical problems or even death. Since we want all of our residents to be around a long time, you are encouraged to contact Geri and make your appointment. It isnt too early to start planning to get the jump on Flu season. Back to SchoolNext month is August and the young people of Marion County will be headed back to the classrooms. Some of these students need your help as they prepare for another year of education. This year we are again helping out the children of Marion Oaks; just as we have in years past. Inside our clubhouse is a large container for your donations of school supplies. Back packs; paper; notebooks; essay books; colored pencils and markComedy Night coming in August to Cherrywood Cherrywood John Everlove Cherrywood bingo volunteers. 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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING Dear Readers, July has arrived and for all you early shoppers, there are only six months to Christmas, or if you are one who celebrates it in July you better get going! I am not one of those early shoppers. A few of my friends have left for places up north and will be missed. We stay here and love doing so. We might take a big trip to Pensacola for two days in July and visit our daughter, Wow! There are lots of things to do here in Oak Run and around the area. Do you find yourself going about town and running into other Oak Runners, which makes you feel as though you have always lived here in Florida. No matter where we go there is somebody we recognize. It is really fun when you meet someone who knew a friend of yours in the town you came from. This issue (Friday) will be part way through our July 4th activities. By the way all you hockey fans (probably from the north), Oak Run Travel is hoping to have a day trip to a hockey game in Tampa so please call them if interested. I wonder if it is cold at a rink in the South? Even though things have quieted down here there are still some fun events to attend. Donut Drop-In is July 12. Take care this week. LauraBarbershop QuartetI was asked by a resident, Donald Mcintosh if I would let the residents know he is looking for a fourth to start a barbershop group. I am delighted to do so as I am always encouraging everyone to get involved. The need is for a tenor. Please give Don a call (he is in our directory) if interested and a resident. Laura SmithPerforming Arts Company (PACOR)There was a big turnout for Performing Arts Company of Oak Run Auditions for Hello Dolly! Three sessions of tryouts were held for casting of Hello Dolly! this past week and participation was strong. We were very pleased with the enthusiasm all had for this production. We saw new people and people that had not been active on-stage for many years, commented Dick Caza, director. The chorus as well as those for lead parts went through the drill of song and dialogue to showcase their talent. Marci Hutto, the Musical Director for the production, assisted many trying out with octave-adjustments and led the group in very beginning instruction. Her comment after auditions on Thursday was that, Improvement has already occurred. Its important to lend a hand to auditioners. For many this is the first time performing outside of their own living room, kitchen and shower and the pressure can be overwhelming. Were really just looking for raw talent at this point and the directors understand that practice and instruction will take the whole cast very far. Thats what makes it so fun. If you can grimace and humble yourself for audition, the rest is all upside. Bonnie Kreider and Joanne Veale will undertake choreography very early in practice sessions. With the choreography under way, the blocking stage location and movement becomes immediately important. Both have had experience in lead roles both musical and dramatic, and will help all put their best feet forward. There is still time to be involved for any Oak Run residents that have not yet made an introduction. Please contact Dick Caza at 352-274-9574.Oak Run TravelHockey fans! We need some feedback. We are considering taking a bus to a game in Tampa in February 2015. The games start at 2 or 5 p.m. We are trying to get tickets for a 2 p.m. game. We dont have a final price yet because it depends on the date and team but it looks like it could be around $60 per person including the bus if we get enough of you fans to sign up. Please call Jim Waddell and let him know if you might be interested. To get the best price we must let the ticket office for the Tampa Bay Lightning know as soon as possible. We are close to the last chance for you to sign up for Forever Plaid at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre on Aug. 10. Call Jim and Patty Waddell to get your seat on the bus. The following is a little tickler to get you thinking about our trips in Spring, 2015. Some are finalized, others are not (such as the hockey game mentioned above) and a couple we are not sure of at this time. January I Do I Do Ice House Theatre Crazy for You Show Palace February 107 Yrs. of Broadway Straz Theatre MarchThe King and I Show Palace Hank Williams-Lost Highway Ice House Theatre April Pippin The Straz CenterTampa May (Mothers Day) A Chorus Line Show Palace Others are: Kennedy Space Center, Victory Casino, Shopping trip, Florida Folk Festival and a special Horse Country Tour plus 3 Horse Racing trips. We have plans for two overnight trips to places like Lion Country Safari and The Morikami Gardens and to Coral Castle and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens plus Nashville, Tennessee. So be thinking about these great trips and start looking for the new Travel Brochure later in September/October with all the details and sale dates. Do not call about these trips until the brochure is in your hands since we do not yet have all the details. Of course we are already selling three cruises for 2015. The date is July 14 at the Orchid Club from noon to 1:30 p.m. See the detail reminder in next weeks Citizen.Len keeps us remeberingTune in to Len Teitlers Do you remember narrated by Anna Boodee featuring July 4, 2013 4th of July parade following F Y I daily from July 3 to July 11. Showcase of StarsThere are songs for everyone at the Palm Grove on Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m. There will be door Prizes and 50/50. Admission is free.Royal Oaks Lady Niners GolfOn June 26, the game was Even Holes. Flight A First Place: Elsa Berbig; Second Place: Sharon Hall. Flight B First Place: Ann Leonard; Second Place: Diana Schmidt. Patty Waddell was closest to the pin on 11. Diana Schmidt had a birdie on 16.Italian ClubThe Italian Club is hosting a 10-day Southern Caribbean cruise on Dec. 4 from Port Canaveral. Ports to include: Aruba, Bonaire Curaao and Labadee Hispanol. For information, contact Roseann at 352-873-7646. For your calendar, save the date Wednesday, Oct. 8 for our annual Columbus Day party! Ticket sales are on Sept. .29. Any tenors out there? Oak Run Barbershoppers need a fourth Oak Run Laura Smith Musical Director Marci Hutto takes Thursday auditioners for Hello Dolly! through a musical number. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE26 As we celebrate this important Fourth of July holiday with parades, picnics and fireworks displays, let us not forget that this was a defining moment in American history, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 as we then became the United States. It is a day of patriotism and pride for all Americans, and a day to be thankful for our freedom. Enjoy the festivities, and if youre attending the Marion Landing July 4 celebration, dont forget to thank Paula, Leta and all the volunteers who worked so hard to make ours a wonderful Marion Landing celebration.Veterans benefits speakerVeterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Compensation/pension, death pension/dependency indemnity compensation, health care, home loans, education and vocational rehabilitation are just some of the benefits our guest speaker, Steve Jacobs from the Marion County Veterans Services office, will explain after the Social on Tuesday, July 15. He will review the many recent changes in benefits as well as the financial assistance veterans may now qualify for, and he will also be happy to address any questions you may have. If you are a veteran or dependent of a veteran of any branch of the United States Armed Forces, please plan on attending this meeting to understand the important information about your benefits.Blood driveOur next blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16. The blood mobile will be in the Lifestyle Center parking lot from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to take your donation. Residents may sign up on the Blood Drive sheet posted on the Activity Wall, or donors can see Pat Wurst, blood drive coordinator, and her volunteers in the lobby the day the bus is here. According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds, someone living in the United States needs blood. Accident victims and hospital patients need blood transfusions, and a single donation can help save the lives of at least three people. Pat reminds us that all donations collected at our blood drives stay within Marion County. Donations have been slow, but steady, in recent months, but some of our dependable donors, for various reasons, just can give blood any longer. Its painless, doesnt take very long, and youll be supporting Floridas Blood Centers, the only blood bank that serves Marion County hospitals. So please roll up your sleeves and do your part to help. Speaker to describe benefits for veterans Marion Landing Diane Bress PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSLeon Mears, left, and Larry Keables practice their shuffleboard technique on a recent Wednesday morning in Marion Landing. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE22 Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 yearsThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience.237-9225W.E. BISHOP JR.Attorney At LawAdmitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium000HK3J Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www .palmettokennels.com 000IGR8 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook dB FRIENDSHIP CENTER (352) 237-4635 8441 SW SR 200, #113, Ocala, FL 34481 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE (352) 694-5003 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 Fax: (352) 694-6003 LORVEN CENTER (352) 307-8371 12301 SE US Hwy. 441, Suite E, Belleview, FL 34420 000HKD0 Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions 1 M ONTH OF FREE HA BATTERIES W ITH H EARING A ID P URCHASE B E S T P RI C ES I N T O W N 000I4K5 Shop Local, Dine Local www.westmarionba.org facebook.com/wmbaocala Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000IE7D Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 Friendship Center Golf Cars8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481(Located in Friendship Center next to Winn Dixie)352-854-2060 FA CT ORY AUTHORIZED DEALERMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm INCLUDES: Folding Windshield Rear View Mirrors Speed Upgrade Battery Fill System DOT Tires Charger Full Factory Warranty ONLY 5 LEFT IN STOCK NEW 2014 CLUB CAR 2014 Club Car Factory Certified Rebuilt 3-Year Factory Warranty 2013 Club Car Refurbished Dealer Warranty Full Line of Accessories Fast F riendly & Professional Servic e W e Servic e All BrandsOther Accessories Available 000IM7A 2014 NEW CARBLOWOUTMinimum trade allowance at the above price on new carsSTARTING AT$7,500 Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 yearsThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience.237-9225W.E. BISHOP JR.Attorney At LawAdmitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200000IIS1

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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING Dear Readers, July has arrived and for all you early shoppers, there are only six months to Christmas, or if you are one who celebrates it in July you better get going! I am not one of those early shoppers. A few of my friends have left for places up north and will be missed. We stay here and love doing so. We might take a big trip to Pensacola for two days in July and visit our daughter, Wow! There are lots of things to do here in Oak Run and around the area. Do you find yourself going about town and running into other Oak Runners, which makes you feel as though you have always lived here in Florida. No matter where we go there is somebody we recognize. It is really fun when you meet someone who knew a friend of yours in the town you came from. This issue (Friday) will be part way through our July 4th activities. By the way all you hockey fans (probably from the north), Oak Run Travel is hoping to have a day trip to a hockey game in Tampa so please call them if interested. I wonder if it is cold at a rink in the South? Even though things have quieted down here there are still some fun events to attend. Donut Drop-In is July 12. Take care this week. LauraBarbershop QuartetI was asked by a resident, Donald Mcintosh if I would let the residents know he is looking for a fourth to start a barbershop group. I am delighted to do so as I am always encouraging everyone to get involved. The need is for a tenor. Please give Don a call (he is in our directory) if interested and a resident. Laura SmithPerforming Arts Company (PACOR)There was a big turnout for Performing Arts Company of Oak Run Auditions for Hello Dolly! Three sessions of tryouts were held for casting of Hello Dolly! this past week and participation was strong. We were very pleased with the enthusiasm all had for this production. We saw new people and people that had not been active on-stage for many years, commented Dick Caza, director. The chorus as well as those for lead parts went through the drill of song and dialogue to showcase their talent. Marci Hutto, the Musical Director for the production, assisted many trying out with octave-adjustments and led the group in very beginning instruction. Her comment after auditions on Thursday was that, Improvement has already occurred. Its important to lend a hand to auditioners. For many this is the first time performing outside of their own living room, kitchen and shower and the pressure can be overwhelming. Were really just looking for raw talent at this point and the directors understand that practice and instruction will take the whole cast very far. Thats what makes it so fun. If you can grimace and humble yourself for audition, the rest is all upside. Bonnie Kreider and Joanne Veale will undertake choreography very early in practice sessions. With the choreography under way, the blocking stage location and movement becomes immediately important. Both have had experience in lead roles both musical and dramatic, and will help all put their best feet forward. There is still time to be involved for any Oak Run residents that have not yet made an introduction. Please contact Dick Caza at 352-274-9574.Oak Run TravelHockey fans! We need some feedback. We are considering taking a bus to a game in Tampa in February 2015. The games start at 2 or 5 p.m. We are trying to get tickets for a 2 p.m. game. We dont have a final price yet because it depends on the date and team but it looks like it could be around $60 per person including the bus if we get enough of you fans to sign up. Please call Jim Waddell and let him know if you might be interested. To get the best price we must let the ticket office for the Tampa Bay Lightning know as soon as possible. We are close to the last chance for you to sign up for Forever Plaid at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre on Aug. 10. Call Jim and Patty Waddell to get your seat on the bus. The following is a little tickler to get you thinking about our trips in Spring, 2015. Some are finalized, others are not (such as the hockey game mentioned above) and a couple we are not sure of at this time. January I Do I Do Ice House Theatre Crazy for You Show Palace February 107 Yrs. of Broadway Straz Theatre MarchThe King and I Show Palace Hank Williams-Lost Highway Ice House Theatre April Pippin The Straz CenterTampa May (Mothers Day) A Chorus Line Show Palace Others are: Kennedy Space Center, Victory Casino, Shopping trip, Florida Folk Festival and a special Horse Country Tour plus 3 Horse Racing trips. We have plans for two overnight trips to places like Lion Country Safari and The Morikami Gardens and to Coral Castle and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens plus Nashville, Tennessee. So be thinking about these great trips and start looking for the new Travel Brochure later in September/October with all the details and sale dates. Do not call about these trips until the brochure is in your hands since we do not yet have all the details. Of course we are already selling three cruises for 2015. The date is July 14 at the Orchid Club from noon to 1:30 p.m. See the detail reminder in next weeks Citizen.Len keeps us remeberingTune in to Len Teitlers Do you remember narrated by Anna Boodee featuring July 4, 2013 4th of July parade following F Y I daily from July 3 to July 11. Showcase of StarsThere are songs for everyone at the Palm Grove on Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m. There will be door Prizes and 50/50. Admission is free.Royal Oaks Lady Niners GolfOn June 26, the game was Even Holes. Flight A First Place: Elsa Berbig; Second Place: Sharon Hall. Flight B First Place: Ann Leonard; Second Place: Diana Schmidt. Patty Waddell was closest to the pin on 11. Diana Schmidt had a birdie on 16.Italian ClubThe Italian Club is hosting a 10-day Southern Caribbean cruise on Dec. 4 from Port Canaveral. Ports to include: Aruba, Bonaire Curaao and Labadee Hispanol. For information, contact Roseann at 352-873-7646. For your calendar, save the date Wednesday, Oct. 8 for our annual Columbus Day party! Ticket sales are on Sept. .29. Any tenors out there? Oak Run Barbershoppers need a fourth Oak Run Laura Smith Musical Director Marci Hutto takes Thursday auditioners for Hello Dolly! through a musical number. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE26 As we celebrate this important Fourth of July holiday with parades, picnics and fireworks displays, let us not forget that this was a defining moment in American history, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 as we then became the United States. It is a day of patriotism and pride for all Americans, and a day to be thankful for our freedom. Enjoy the festivities, and if youre attending the Marion Landing July 4 celebration, dont forget to thank Paula, Leta and all the volunteers who worked so hard to make ours a wonderful Marion Landing celebration.Veterans benefits speakerVeterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Compensation/pension, death pension/dependency indemnity compensation, health care, home loans, education and vocational rehabilitation are just some of the benefits our guest speaker, Steve Jacobs from the Marion County Veterans Services office, will explain after the Social on Tuesday, July 15. He will review the many recent changes in benefits as well as the financial assistance veterans may now qualify for, and he will also be happy to address any questions you may have. If you are a veteran or dependent of a veteran of any branch of the United States Armed Forces, please plan on attending this meeting to understand the important information about your benefits.Blood driveOur next blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16. The blood mobile will be in the Lifestyle Center parking lot from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to take your donation. Residents may sign up on the Blood Drive sheet posted on the Activity Wall, or donors can see Pat Wurst, blood drive coordinator, and her volunteers in the lobby the day the bus is here. According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds, someone living in the United States needs blood. Accident victims and hospital patients need blood transfusions, and a single donation can help save the lives of at least three people. Pat reminds us that all donations collected at our blood drives stay within Marion County. Donations have been slow, but steady, in recent months, but some of our dependable donors, for various reasons, just can give blood any longer. Its painless, doesnt take very long, and youll be supporting Floridas Blood Centers, the only blood bank that serves Marion County hospitals. So please roll up your sleeves and do your part to help. Speaker to describe benefits for veterans Marion Landing Diane Bress PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSLeon Mears, left, and Larry Keables practice their shuffleboard technique on a recent Wednesday morning in Marion Landing. PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE22 Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 yearsThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience.237-9225W.E. BISHOP JR.Attorney At LawAdmitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium000HK3J Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www .palmettokennels.com 000IGR8 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook dB FRIENDSHIP CENTER (352) 237-4635 8441 SW SR 200, #113, Ocala, FL 34481 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE (352) 694-5003 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 Fax: (352) 694-6003 LORVEN CENTER (352) 307-8371 12301 SE US Hwy. 441, Suite E, Belleview, FL 34420 000HKD0 Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions 1 M ONTH OF FREE HA BATTERIES W ITH H EARING A ID P URCHASE B E S T P RI C ES I N T O W N 000I4K5 Shop Local, Dine Local www.westmarionba.org facebook.com/wmbaocala Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000IE7D Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 Friendship Center Golf Cars8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481(Located in Friendship Center next to Winn Dixie)352-854-2060 FA CT ORY AUTHORIZED DEALERMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm INCLUDES: Folding Windshield Rear View Mirrors Speed Upgrade Battery Fill System DOT Tires Charger Full Factory Warranty ONLY 5 LEFT IN STOCK NEW 2014 CLUB CAR 2014 Club Car Factory Certified Rebuilt 3-Year Factory Warranty 2013 Club Car Refurbished Dealer Warranty Full Line of Accessories Fast F riendly & Professional Servic e W e Servic e All BrandsOther Accessories Available 000IM7A 2014 NEW CARBLOWOUTMinimum trade allowance at the above price on new carsSTARTING AT$7,500 Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 yearsThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience.237-9225W.E. BISHOP JR.Attorney At LawAdmitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200000IIS1

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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Comedy Night will be on Aug. 4 featuring the one and only, Larry Silver. Larry is not only a world class comic, he is also a hypnotist and youll find his act Hyno-Larryous. A quick wit; great jokes and hypnosis thrown in makes Larrys act a one of a kind experience. Because of the high demand, there will be two shows. The first will be at 5:30 p.m. and the second will commence at 7:30. Doors open at 5 and 7 respectively and you must have tickets to enter. Cherrywood residents can get their free tickets by seeing Geri in the office. In addition to Larrys performance, you will enjoy snacks; ice tea and lemonade. There will be door prizes and 50/50 drawings as well so dont miss out on this terrific evening of wild entertainment and socializing. The cut off for these tickets is July 31 but take note; the tickets may well be gone before that date. The sooner you see Geri, the better. Come out and enjoy Comedy Night at Cherrywood; compliments of Chris and Mario Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management.Bingo returns with a bangAfter taking one night off, Bingo returned on Thursday, June 26 with a nearly full house of players and volunteers. Lois Crowley was the caller and she kept the pace steady and easy for the players to keep up. There were too many winners for the 18 games to name but the initials of one of the winners is everyones favorite, Pia Dean. Bingo is fun; fast and easy. There is always someone who will show you how to play the game and the games move quickly. In addition, the fees are nominal to play so its a great way to get an inexpensive night out. Enjoy free popcorn and lemonade along with the game or bring your own snacks and drinks. All of this is made possible by our lovely and hard working volunteers. Youll have fun and maybe even win some money at Cherrywood Bingo. Every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse youll find a chair waiting for you so come on out and share in the fun.TriviaJoin the Trivia players at 7 p.m. on July 16 for another thrilling game of trivial knowledge. This month Richard Hurley will be your quizmaster and hes known for digging up obscure facts; figures and data. His sense of humor also brightens the game so bring your sense of humor. Trivia is a great way to either improve your mind or lose it with a great group of people. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks; pay a dollar and have a truly happy hour or more. All proceeds from the Trivia Night go to support the Patriot Dog program. This year we have contributed over $400 to that worthy cause. Trivia Night is run by Fred and Jay OHern who do a fantastic job of setting things up and making sure everyone is comfortable. Join us for a good time. Veterans ClubThere are no meetings scheduled for July and August for your Veterans Club however they are still very active in the community. President Bill Mahar is working with other Board Members doing the follow up on our first annual golf outing. In addition, the vets are making plans for Veterans Day Nov. 11; supporting Ritz House July 4 celebration; and making initial plans for the golf tournament next year. These are just a few of the many programs they are working on. Sarah Blair has graciously agreed to take the position of Secretary on the Board. Sarah is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has more than 10 years experience in the private sector as a personal secretary. Replacing yours truly, Sarah, will make a great addition to the team of Bill Mahar, President; Bill Spangenberg, Vice President; Rich Hurley, Treasurer; and Marty Duesel, Sgt. At Arms.. We congratulate Sarah and wish her all the best. The next meeting of the Veterans Club will be on Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. in the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome as our meetings are open to all Cherrywood residents. We are proud of the work we do and enjoy sharing it with all.Singles dinnersIf you are single and live in Cherrywood you are cordially invited to join our singles group for dinner on Sundays. Everyone meets at the clubhouse at 3:45 in the afternoon and then they car pool to favorite restaurants in the area. On July 6 they will be going to the Red Lobster; the Cracker Barrel on July 13; Codys Roadhouse on the 20 of July and Ruby Tuesdays on the 27th. This is a relaxed and friendly group who enjoy sharing common interests; conversation and social interaction. Dont be shy or hesitant about coming out to join in the fun. Youll not only enjoy a delicious meal, but youll share it with some pretty cool people as well.Flu ShotsIn September Cherrywood will offer flu shots in the clubhouse. The date is Sept. 5 between 1 and 3 p.m. As we get older, Flu can be a devastating illness that may cause serious medical problems or even death. Since we want all of our residents to be around a long time, you are encouraged to contact Geri and make your appointment. It isnt too early to start planning to get the jump on Flu season. Back to SchoolNext month is August and the young people of Marion County will be headed back to the classrooms. Some of these students need your help as they prepare for another year of education. This year we are again helping out the children of Marion Oaks; just as we have in years past. Inside our clubhouse is a large container for your donations of school supplies. Back packs; paper; notebooks; essay books; colored pencils and markComedy Night coming in August to Cherrywood Cherrywood John Everlove Cherrywood bingo volunteers. 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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com There is an old Jewish joke that goes: How did the first Jews come to America? The answer is, Yiddle by Yiddle. Jokes aside, it has been 360 years since Jacob Barsimson, an Ashkenazi Jew landed in what is now New York City. Barsimson, a trader from the Netherlands, is credited with meeting the boat carrying 23 of his co-religionists from Recife, Brazil who came to the American shores seeking freedom from oppression in Brazil where the Inquisition had followed them from the Iberian Peninsula. The Inquisitions policies against Jews and the political climate of the day were the catalytic forces that led the small band to seek asylum in a country where they could practice their religion in safety and could participate as full citizens in the political affairs of the colony of New Amsterdam. Unfortunately these 23 were not greeted warmly by the governor of New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant. History has not painted Old Peg Leg (an allusion to his artificial wooden leg) as a very pleasant man. His cantankerous nature was well known and his dislike of the Jews was no secret. Escaping Catholicism led into becoming a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, a stipulation for citizenship in the New Amsterdam colony. It would seem that the refugees had gone out of the frying pan into the fire. Jacob Barsimson petitioned Stuyvesant for a plot of land for a burial ground. Jewish communities even before they build synagogues, purchase land for a cemetery as well as for building a mikveh, ritual bath. These acts are essential for setting up a Jewish community. The request was denied since the land was not needed immediately but after much prevail, notably from the Jews of Amsterdam, the request was granted. Still, the Jews were treated as separate citizens, unable to vote, hold public office, engage in retail, practice handicrafts, serve in the militia or hold public worship meetings and practice Judaism freely. Stuyvesant also made each male over 16 and under 60 pay a tax of 65 stivers a month for exemption of guard duty. Jacob Barsimson, then advocated that the Jews be allowed to serve in the miliFirst Jew in America: Jacob Barsimson in New Amsterdam Judis Journal Judi Siegal PLEASESEEJUDI, PAGE26 ers; staplers; scissors; paste; or just about anything school related is welcomed. Just pick up a few items per week at the store and then drop them in the donation box. We are able to make a huge difference for these children with our donations. Not only do we save them money but we send them off to class with the same quality equipment and supplies that their peers enjoy. You can imagine how much that means to these in need students. You do not have to be a Cherrywood resident to give to this cause. The kids gratefully accept these supplies from anyone; and so will we. Thank you in advance for helping to build our future.Newcomers to be welcomedAre you a newcomer to Cherrywood? Have you moved in within the past year or less? Well, here is a great opportunity for you to learn about not only your Cherrywood community but your community at large. We are planning a coffee hour on Aug. 9 at 9:30 in the morning. Come out and meet some of the leaders of the various committees and organizations here at Cherrywood; receive maps and hints about the services and facilities here in Marion County and get a delicious donut or two and a cup of coffee all for free. It has been awhile since our last coffee but all of those who have attended the ones in the past have found the information they received very helpful and enlightening. If you are new to our area contact Geri and let us know youll be coming to this very informal and informational meet and greet.Line DancingCher Mason has a large group of men and women who are learning a wide variety of steps and moves in her Line Dancing class. Cher is patient and knowledgeable as she takes time with her students to explain; demonstrate and practice the new steps of each dance. You can be a part of this fun class every Tuesday evening from 7 until about 8:30. Cher goes over the steps of the previous lessons before starting students out on a new adventure. Because of this style, she is able to bring newcomers up to speed in a relatively short period of time. For those of you who have attended our dances and other events you know how much fun our line dancers have. Its amazing to see all those people doing the same movements in unison. Its almost like watching the Rockettes without the high kicks. Well maybe not but they are good. Everyone is welcome to take part and thanks to Chris and Mario Zacco; these classes are totally free. Just bring your desire to learn and your smile and come join this fun group. Making a differenceMany of my readers and friends here in Cherrywood and in the community; like me, are senior citizens. Sometimes thats depressing. We often feel like we no longer have anything to give that anyone wants except maybe our money. Well, take heart because there is a program called Reading Pals that needs volunteers for just an hour a week to read stories to kindergarten students in a school near you. This terrific program pairs up a volunteer reader with a student for about 20 weeks a year. Each week the volunteer reader goes to the school library with the little one and reads to them as well as letting the student read to the volunteer. This increases the childs vocabulary and opens a whole new world for them. Jan Hathaway is in charge of this program and it has worked wonders for hundreds of young people. You can call Jan at 352-732-9696 extension 212 during normal business hours. There is a short training program and then you will be paired off with your student Reading Pal. We seniors have much to give to our society including our experiences; our knowledge; our love and our time. You can be a teacher and a mentor to a deserving youngster. Your age is not a factor; your dedication and willingness to give of yourself are the only assets required. You can make a difference.Cherrywood TravelTime is running out for you to make your reservation for the great Biloxi get away. This four-day, three-night excursion leaves on Sept. 14 from the clubhouse where you will travel by Deluxe Motor Coach to the doors of the Imperial Palace Casino. Once you enter you can check into your posh room and let the adventure begin.. Youll enjoy the many amenities of the Palace; their many fine restaurants; boutiques and shops; spa facilities and of course their world class casino. Shop until you drop; go for the gourmet meals; enjoy a facial or manicure; or play the gaming tables and slot machines of the casino. The Imperial Palace will give you $24 in food credits; $25 in rewards play and $15 in slot play just to get you started. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE23 000I9P5 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St P ine R un OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries T raditional W orship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 000IHUZ 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVI D B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countr ysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Book Club 2nd & 4th Mondays 2:30 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000IB9M Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 000H3A5 Sunday Worship 10:00 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 000IHWK 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-561 1 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undamental Dr Mike Patton Senior Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Hispanic Services Pastors Jose and Marta Santos Worship Sunday 1pm Friday 7pm Tuesday Bible Study 7pm Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P .M. Sunday AW ANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P. M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . . . 6:45 P. M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000ICNQ PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE I-75 000IMGZ A Progr essive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. F irst Congr ega tional United Chur ch of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000ICNL Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTOR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call t o 71 1195 000HFVG 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:00pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Thursday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available Catch our events & sermons at www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 000IAWB Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Co-Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 000IKH2 All Are Welcome Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LCMS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 1 2 Miles We st of I-75 Pastor Joe Adams (352) 237-2233 www.OurRedeemerOcala.org 000IMJJ Our Redeemer welcomes youth minister and Associate Pastor Joshua Pettit & Family! Installation cer emonies: Sunday July 6 @ 3pm. W orship Services: Sunday 8am & 11am Saturday Casual w/Christ 5pm 000IITC Southwest Christian Church W e are a traditional worshiping chur ch 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-861-9080 Sunday Services Sunday School 9:30 am Wo rship Service 10:30 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Services Bible Studies 7:00 pm Conrad L. Chambers Senior Minister 000I18Z Relevant Pr eaching, Community Impact & Radical Compassion Southwest Campus 7651 SW State Road 200 Circle Square Plaza, Ocala, 34476 Sundays 8:45 a.m. Sunday Eves 6 p.m. Southeast Campus Sundays 10:30 a.m. W ednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor David Lambert 9524 S.W 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . . . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000H0DS Pastor Randy & Linda Brown BIG SUN REALTY Proud To Be Y our Neighborhood Realtor www.bigsunrealty .com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES 000IL76 O PE N 7 DA YS John & Brenda Haynes 237-4343 or 895-3027 Margaret Orlando 237-4343 Maryellen Cotten 266-4849 Dawn & Bob Perinchief 572-6119 Bill Aker 299-4571 Jim McIntyre 362-0788 Lynne Kampf 812-0557 Steve Rudminas 875-8310 Marvin Brooks 989-3162 Mary Seaman 352-895-6384 EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED OPEN HOUSE 9346 SW 94 LOOP For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 8883-F SW 94 LN. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses GREA T HOME AW AY FROM HOME or EVERY DA Y! GULF ACCESS for DEEP SEA or in the FLA TS FISHING, Scuba Diving, A SWIM w/the MANA TEES or Enjoy a quiet bicycle ride in this W ATERFRONT area of ELEGANT homes & golf. Clubhouse for casual family gatherings. Furniture, Furnishings/Linens could be included. Maintenance fee covers Cable, Common Area Outside Insurance, Outside maintenance, Lawn Care, Sewer & W ater. This TOT ALLY renovated, move-in ready V illa in this quiet little town is waiting for you! MLS#346247/SE/BEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $118,900 WELL MAINT AINED 2/2/2 VILLA IN 55 PLUS COMMUNITY Laminate Wood flooring in Living/ Dining Rms and Family Rm. Kitchen was Remodeled in 2009, with New Pullout Cabinets, Countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances, Both baths have tile and Solar T ubes. Newer Carpet in Both Bedrooms. Heat/AC and Hot W ater Heater replaced 2007. Florida Room under Heat/AC. Plus a Glass Enclosed Lanai. Sit on your Rocking Chair Front Porch, which Overlooks a Wide T ree Lined Street. MLS#406525/LBK/UNI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $68,900 NICE 3/2/2 HOME IN A F AMILY COMMUNITY, LARGE lot, all appliances, close to schools, shopping and doctors. V ery nice home. MLS#402264/JM/RIV . $199,000 THIS 2/2/1+ VILLA has wide open views from the front porch AND the back porch. An extra-large family room is convenient right off the eatin kitchen. All of this is located in a gated 55+community with tons of activities & excellent facilities. MLS#409586DP/CRIT . . . . . . $ 44 ,9 00 BEAUTIFUL HOME in the heart of horse country yet only minutes to town! This gorgeous home features a spacious open floor plan with gleaming hardwood floors, patio overlooking private backyard (property borders maintained state owned land), gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite counters, custom cabinets, and SS appliances. The huge master suite has a luxurious bath with jetted/heated tub, custom walk-in shower and double vanity. Bonus: workshop with electric, shed for lawn equipment and no HOA fees. MLS#401927/MS/WILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175,000 BRIGHT & AIR Y 2/2/2 plus den, driveway pavers. Maintenance free stone landscaping, tiled entry, Corian kitchen, crown molding, much much more. MLS#401675/SR/NYR . $157,900 MOVE IN READY townhouse 2/2/1 in desirable 55+ community Combined living room and dining area. Kitchen overlooks a family room with fireplace with bookcases on each side. W asher/ dryer inside home. Chair lift to both second floor bedrooms and bathrooms. Front porch overlooks the gazebo in park like setting. Open patio in rear of home. MLS#409389/DP/YA T . . . . . . . . . $38,500 NICE POOL HOME located in a quiet neighborhood. Featuring: 3/2/2, dining room, eat-in kitchen, inside laundry room, bird caged pool plus extra screened in room, enclosed outside shower and sink, private backyard. Plenty of parking with open slab off the side out back. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#409578/BH/FRO . . . . . . $139,900 MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2 VILLA IN 55 PLUS COMMUNITY. Liv ing/dining rm. c ombined. Kitchen appliances replaced in 2009, except dishwasher T he family rm. has a lg. bank of cabinets Both baths have tile. N ewer carpet in both bedrooms Heat/AC handler replaced in 2012 F ront load washer & dryer 201 2. New E Glass windows 2012. P lantation blinds. N ewer ceiling fans & lighting fixtur es. Front & back doors replaced w/lead glass doors. S creened back porch & open patio Overlook the tree-lined street sitting on your rocking chair front porch Zero landscaping in front yard Too many upgrades to mention. MLS#406903/LBK/WARR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65,900 8883-F SW 94 LN. DIRECTIONS: SR 200 to OTOW main gate T/R SW 85th T err., T/L SW 94th Ln. home on right. VERY DESIRABLE 2/2/2 with den. This expanded home is on a beautiful lot-no homes in back in Windsor. MLS#407341/MB/SHA . $135,000 9346 SW 94 LOOP DIRECTIONS: Enter Rt. 200 Gate, continue to SW 94th Street, turn LEFT continue to 96th A VE., turn LEFT take 1st Left onto 94th Loop. Home on your right. OPEN SUNDA Y 12:30-2:30 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD MARION OAKS SOUTH NEW LISTING NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING FELLOWSHIP ACRE CANDLER HILLS HARVEST MEADOW CITRUS COUNTY SALE PENDING ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDA Y 12:30-2:30 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000INYA Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Evening Worship on the first Sunday of each month . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000HZ01

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own fireworks display. Concessions will be available, with proceeds going to the Childrens Department. Bring a lawn chair and plan to join us for this exciting community event. Water Baptism on the River: Sunday, July 27 at 4 p.m. Come join us at Rainbow River State Park on Sunday, July 27 at 4 p.m. as we acknowledge those who are following in Jesus footsteps in baptism. See lives changed. Seven Year Combined Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at West Port High School. We are celebrating seven years of Gods faithfulness to Crossroads Church. We will have a combined anniversary service at West Port High School, 3733 SW 80th Ave., Ocala. Nursery will be available. Spanish translation will be provided, as needed.Countryside PresbyterianAdult Vacation Bible School at Countryside Presbyterian Church will run from Monday, July 14 to Thursday, July 17, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Pastor Gary Marshall will lead a study about the worship service, the reason behind our customs, the planning and how the topics are chosen for each service and what is the Lectionary. Donna Topp and Cindy Marshall will lead the music part with singing and a chance to try the handbells or choir chimes. We will end with a light supper prepared by our Fellowship committee. This will take place at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala. All are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Joy Lutheran ChurchJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 14 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. This year the theme for vacation Bible school is Jungle Safari. Kids will learn what so great about God, explore the nature of God and learn how to serve Him in a practical way. Through bible stories the children will explore the nature of God. With the rhythm of the jungle beat they will learn praise songs. Through the activities and projects they will put their faith in action and see how to impact the lives of others. Registration for vacation Bible school begins the first week of July, Monday through Friday from 8:30 4 p.m. at the church office. Vacation Bible School will be completed on Sunday, July 20 at 10 a.m. when the children will present a singing performance during the worship service. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352304-8711 or the church office at 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at SR 200, Ocala.Our Redeemer LutheranOur Redeemer Lutheran Church welcomes and will install its new youth minister and Associate Pastor, Joshua Pettit, on July 6 at 3 p.m. at the church. A dinner will follow the ceremony. Joshua is from Carpinteri, California and is married and has one child. Joshua will focus on the youth ministry at Our Redeemer. For directions and dinner reservations, call the church office at (352) 237-2233. 5200 SW State Road 200, 1-1/2 miles west of I-75. www.OurRedeemerOcala.orgSt. Jude CatholicThe St. Jude Food Pantry is open the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon to serve the needy in Marion Oaks. Our venue for used items, Anthonys Attic, is open for your shopping convenience every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bereavement Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. If you plan to attend, please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to the meetings. Parents wishing to enroll their children in the LifeLong Religious Education for the 2014-2015 term may still take advantage of reduced tuition rates by enrolling their children during the month of July. Classes resume in August. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are July 13 and July 27. Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, July 6: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. with staffed nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Choir practice at 4:30 p.m. Evening service begins at 6 p.m. with study in the book of Hebrews taught by Alvin Gloer. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Wednesday, July 9: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. studying prayer taught by Senior Minister, Conard Chambers; Youth activities begin at 7 p.m. Friday, July 4: Independence Day. On this day in 1776, the original 13 U.S. colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. Each year on this day, we pause to remember the freedoms we enjoy from not being ruled over politically by others. However, as Christians we must not lose sight of the fact that even though we are independent of someone ruling over us politically, we are surely spiritually dependent upon God, our Father and Jesus Christ, our Lord, the One who died to set us free from sin. This day and every day is our Dependence Day upon them. Southwest Christian Church is a traditional worshiping church. Our worship service includes the beloved old-time Gospel Hymns together with some of todays contemporary choruses. We preach and teach strictly from Gods Word. We believe the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired word of God given to us by God through His chosen writers, to enable us to know Him and to understand how to live our lives in the way He requires, so that we might be pleasing and acceptable to Him. We seek to teach those desiring to follow Him, who God is and who He expects us to be. If you are seeking a church home where you are loved by God and His people in a truly Christian way, we invite you to come and visit with us to see if we are the church you are seeking. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 SW 60th Ave. (south off SR 200), Ocala, phone 352-861-9080. Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on July 6 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown and the Auditorium Class, taught by Pastor Brown, are teaching Practical Christian Living How To Live for Christ Today Praying Devotedly James 5, and our Young Adults class, taught by our Associate Pastor, Dan Rushing, is studying, The Revolutionary Life, Teachings and Ministry of Jesus. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the Brown Girls will be singing several songs. The FBC choir will also be singing a, Patriotic Medley. A challenging message from the Word of God from our Pastor will follow. Sunday evening Worship and Bible study will begin at 6. Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 7. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning services 9 and 11 a.m.; Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m.; Servicio en Espaol 1 p.m.; Bible Alive Bible study 6 p.m. Tuesday: Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday: Family Training Hour 7 p.m.; Crossroads Student Ministries 7 p.m.; Boys and Girls Clubs 7 p.m. Thursday: Estudio Biblico en Espaol 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ELC approved, bilingual staff Upcoming events: Crossroads Childcare Center is now registering for Summer Camp. Serving ages 2-8, our child care will bring the message of the gospel, teach beginning English, help in memorizing Scripture, provide lunches daily, and have weekly field trips. We use A Beka school curriculum, employ bilingual staff and have an ELC-approved facility. Contact Judy at 352-291-0013 for more details and to register your child. Bike Parade and Fireworks Display, July 4, 7 p.m. Come celebrate our nations freedom on Friday, July 4 at Crossroads third annual Bike Parade and Fireworks Display. Children up to age 11 will be entering their decorated bikes in a parade, with awards given for creativity, patriotism and attractiveness. Bounce houses will be open for the children. At dark we will host our RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE18 RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 000I4P0 000INIP Ken Halderman(352) 237-448810641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala 000IMJQ Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! PLEASE CALL TO HAVE YOUR HOUSE APPRAISED FOR A NEW LISTING!2/2/1 FRAME HOME with aluminum siding. House is completely remodeled, new carpet and new high toilets, home has new coat of paint and is ready to move in. All appliances included, located in a gated 55+ community with many activities for the residents. MLS 398597 $48,0002/2/2 FRAME HOME with carpet and vinyl on floors, has breakfast nook to enjoy your backyard. Newer roof and air, nice landscaping and good curb appeal, located in a gated 55+ community. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, good place to retire to. MLS 403758 $73,500 2/2/1 WITH VINYL SIDING, indoor laundry, all appliances included, newer range and refrigerator, 9/14 enclosed lanai, home has new paint. Very private location with woods in backyard, gated 55+ community, fenced area for your pets.MLS 399195 $58,500 VERY WELL MAINTAINED 2/2/1 home, all appliances included, new tile floor in living area, glass enclosed 9/14 lanaiwith tile floor. Also includes a tile patio. Home is move-in condition, landscaped and located in a gated 55+ community. MLS 401156 $65,900 2/2/1 HOME FEATURES A GREAT ROOM, opens to kitchen, dining and living room, completely remodeled. New oak cabinets and countertop. Home is handicapped friendly, large 20/9 Florida room, indoor laundry, newer roof and air located in a guarded 55+ community. MLS 383919 $54,900 2/2/1 FRAME AND VINYL HOME, tile in kitchen, laundry room and baths, new carpet in bedrooms. Fresh paint, upgraded baths, new appliances in kitchen, new windows and new roof, new frontdoor location, and is in a gated 55 community. Landscaped and ready to move in. MLS 390468 $62,800 2/2/2 HOME with carpet and tile floors, newer appliances, custom kitchen with additional space for a den. The home is offered with all furniture, includes a screen vinyl 14/9 lanai and a covered patio 16/9. Home is in great condition and ready to move in. Flat lot and clear, upgraded bathrooms, a front porch to enjoy the Florida weather. Complete fenced yard, located in a gated 55+ community, many activities in Palm Cay including a solar heated pool. MLS 405945 $78,0002/2/1 HOME with very private setting, new air and newer roof., includes a Florida room and enclosed lanai. The rear of home backs up to a wooded area and Oak Run. New carpet, furniture included, will make a great winter home or a retirement home, located 55+ community. Just bring your clothes and move in. MLS 405754 $65,900 3/2/2 FRAME HOME with aluminun siding, brick front. House has laminate and tile floors through out. Eat-in kitchen large kitchen, all appliance stay, formal dining room and family room. 10/18 vinyl and screen lanai. Sets on a corner level lot. Located in a gated 55+ community. Newer roof and air.MLS 409504 $89,900 2/2/1 FRAME HOUSE, has newer roof and has a front porch, carpet and tile in house. All appliances stay. Glass-enclosed 9/14 lanai, newer kitchen, located in a 55+ community, great retirement home. Palm Cay has many activites included a solar heated pool. 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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Once again, we come to the time of year when we celebrate the Fourth of July in remembrance of all the wonderful things this country means to us. The celebration will include fireworks, parades and picnics when the hot dog will be king for a day. It is a wonderful time of the year. Yet, in the midst of all of the celebrations, there are a few black clouds blocking the sunlight. Just the other day the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were watching a news program where they featured somebody offended by the American flag displayed in a meeting they were attending. We both looked at each other and sadly shook our heads. What kind of nonsense is going on in this country? Peoples lives are so shallow that they have to try to think of something to be offended? I am not sure why the American flag offended them so, but I have the perfect solution. I am not sure why people do not think of solutions like this, but if the American flag offends you then go to a country that has a flag it does not offend you. Simple. Problem solved. No more offense. It would not offend me in the least if people would do this. The American flag reminds us of all the wonderful things we enjoy in this country. The Fourth of July is an opportunity to express our thanks for living in a country such as this. If this was such a terrible country, why are so many people trying to get in at all cost? We still have some freedoms here that the rest of the world is envious of. The flag represents the foundation of our country and the ongoing sacrifice that has kept it free for so long. How can that be offensive to anybody? At the same time another story on the news caught our attention concerning the 9/11 museum in New York City. From some of the things I am seeing on TV most of the people in America have forgotten what happened on 9/11. Somebody walked in, saw the symbol of the cross and became physically ill by it. They claim the cross made them sick in the stomach. This was a little confusing to me. These are people who say they do not believe in God, personally, I do not believe a word they say. Here is this person, who does not believe in God, who does not believe in religion, sees a religious symbol and becomes offended and physically ill by it. They surely need help and I recommend a group of industrial-strength psychiatrists and therapists along with a team of military medical doctors to pump out their stomach. Now, what I want to know is, if they do not believe in religion, what does this religious symbol mean to them? If they really did not believe in religion, as they claim, the symbol would not mean anything to them, and furthermore, it would not affect them in any way or fashion. The fact that it offended them reveals to those who have at least two brain cells wandering around upstairs that here is a religious person. Only a religious person would react to a religious symbol. If I am not a religious person, none of this religious symbolism means anything to me and I look at it, then walk on. While I am on the topic, another matter really annoys me. Why is prayer so offensive to these people who say they do not believe in religion? The fact that it makes them angry and offends them tells me something about what they say they believe. Why is it that prayer offends them and why are they so afraid of prayer and of God? Their fear of God suggests that deep down somewhere, pass their stomach, they believed God just might exist. This brings to me Pascals wager. If God exists (and Christianity is true) and you choose not to believe, then you lose everything. But, if God exists (and Christianity is true) and you choose to believe, then you gain everything. I do not believe it could be stated any clearer than that. To date nobody has ever proven the Bible to be anything but true. For 2000 years, people have desperately attempted to destroy the Bible or at least discredit it and yet it is the number one seller in the world today. What if this Bible, that nobody can prove to be untrue, is absolutely and positively true? Are these people who say they do not believe willing to wager everything? Why is it I must accept what they do and say, but they do not have to accept what I do and say? Why do I have to respect them, but they do not have to respect me? Is that being a true red, white and blue American patriot? Jesus put it in the right perspective when he said, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesars; and unto God the things that are Gods (Matthew 22:21). Our problem today is that we have confused Caesar with God and no longer understand the difference. The problem is, Caesar does not have all the answers, but God does. The reign of Caesar has collapsed, but God is still on the throne, Almighty God is He. If you do not respect the flag, at least respect those who do.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. In honor of the true patriots of the United States Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder RELIGION Christ Church of Marion CountySunday, July 6: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Pack the Pantry Sunday. Tuesday, July 8: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 9: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, July 11: Sharing Hope Ministry, 11:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. MR. MERCEDES By Stephen King Touted as Stephen Kings first detective novel, Mr. Mercedes delivers a creepy serial killer readers will love to hate. Heres the nominal plot: On a foggy predawn night hundreds of unemployed are lined up outside the City Center for the opening of a job fair when suddenly a stolen gray Mercedes-Benz SL500 plows through the crowd, its 12 cylinders screaming. Eight are killed, including a baby, and dozens are injured. The masked driver escapes unharmed and disappears. Later the driver sends a letter in which he brags about his deed to Detective Bill Hodges, who was once on the unsolved Mercedes case but is now retired. The letter rouses the despondent Hodges to life, having wearied of high calorie snacks, long naps, and mindless daytime TV. Ironically, the killer saves a lifeHodges. What makes Brady Hartsfield so chilling is that he appears very ordinary, someone whod go unnoticed on the street. But beneath that placid exterior is a hate-filled racist whose violence has been nurtured by serial killer stories, violent video games and movies like his favoriteThe Wild Bunch. Out of his Lazy-Boy, infused with new energy, Hodges is ecstatic that the killer has sought him out, a secret he keeps even from his closest cop buddies. The perk needs to talk. Now Hodges must find which of his buttons to push. He chances it by telling the killer theres proof hes a fake who was never even near the City Center. Bingothe ploy works. Brady explodes: But I did it! I risked my freedom, I risked my life and I did it! You cant take away the credit! Its not fair! With the help of a computer savvy African-American teen named Jerome Robinson, Hodges moves closer and closer to identifying the murderer. Consummate storyteller King reels us in from the first page. Mr. Mercedes is a wonderful addition to his growing list of mysterythrillers. Recommended. 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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Dont be surprised if, in spite of your well-made plans, something goes awry. But dont worry. Your knowledge of the facts plus your Arian charm will help you work it out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A personal relationship seems to be demanding more than you feel youre able to give. Best advice: Confront the issue. You could find the situation surprisingly easy to work through. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Resist being pressured into meeting your self-imposed deadline. This is important if you really feel that taking more time to finish a project could save time in the long run. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A vacation choice seems less interesting than when you first made it. Could it be a matter of the place or the people going with you? Find out before you consider a change of plans. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Someone might be overriding your logic to get you to agree to favors you would normally avoid. See what youve been asked to do and see if youve been misled. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Try to keep that emerging judgmental aspect in check. Too many critiques on relatively unimportant issues could create a lot of negative bounce-back reactions. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Facing unpleasant facts about an associate isnt easy. But ignoring them isnt wise. Ask a trusted (and neutral) friend to help guide you on what to do and how you might do it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A shift in opinion regarding a workplace situation could go a long way in vindicating the stand youve taken. But be aware that a resolution could still be a way off. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Its not like you to choose the easy way rather than the right way to do things. So, follow your instincts and feel assured they will lead you to the right decision. Good luck. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Hold off on making a personal commitment until you find out what it entails and whose interests are involved. There could be hidden facts you need to know. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A new friend offers an unexpected opportunity that could lead to a career change. Check it out carefully and consider getting an assessment from someone familiar with this field. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A surprising discovery leads to mixed reactions from those involved in the revelation. But as you come to appreciate the truth, youll be able to also come to terms with your feelings. der why, dont you? Finally, I am sad to say that the party of Lincoln-T.Roosevelt-Reagan, has become more like the party of ClintonObama. How sad! Walter A. Lamp OcalaRedskins nickname debacleOn maybe a lighter side, and a departure for me, but no less important, Ive been reading a great deal about the controversy regarding the Washington Redskins nickname. Actually it seems only white man stirs up bad trouble! Now, its not Washington white skins, black skins, brown skins, or yellow skins, its Washington Redskins. Leave it be! To me, thats a compliment to our Native Americans. Although the Washington Redskins arent too good a football team. Of course we have the Florida State Seminoles, YEAH, and the Cleveland Indians.! We as Americans should be proud to have any group named after Native Americans. We hunted them down and murdered them to get their land and Oh Yes, gold, and silver. Plus, we looked upon ourselves as the good guys. If you studied American history at all, youd know it was a white man who performed the first scalping and it was of an Indian. Maybe thats why they call sports hackers, scalpers. ow, whose face does the Washington Redskins helmets appear to resemble. It could be either the Chiricahua Apache Chief, Geronimo, the Lakota Sioux Chief, Sitting Bull, or the Oglala Sioux, Lacota Chief Red Cloud. Just three of the greatest Indian Chiefs of all Native America nation in our history. Two other great chiefs would be Lakota Chief, Spotted Elk(Big Foot) or Oglala Sioux Chief, Crazy Horse, who actually was half white. We could go into the number of Indian tribes, as there were hundreds, with many subtribes particularly in the Apache and Sioux Nations. If you want to know them all let me know. Now, there are those who feel Custer was wronged, but Im not one of them. Self centered, stupid and egotistical yes, smart no. When he was wiped out by the Hunkpapa Sioux and the Southern Cheyenne, on June 25, 1876, the Indians were led principally by Chiefs Crazy Horse, Bull Bear, White Antelope and White calf. You should know about the Sand Creek Massacre of the peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho, on Nov. 29, 1864, by the U.S. Army. As if that werent enough, the last great massacre by the army took place at Wounded Knee on Dec. 29 1890, killing 335 unarmed, and out numbered, Lakota Sioux men, women and children. They were literally slaughtered. Actually a village grew up on that massacre sight and was named Brennan, after the Bureau of Indian Affairs Official. WOW! I guess weve always been a unfair to the Native American people. Its been suggested the name the Redskins be the Washington Reagans. Really dumb. There were hundreds of other Indian tribes and sub-tribes within major tribes like the Sioux and Apache. Just a few were the Crow, Pawnee, Iroquois, Kiowa, Shawnee, Cherokee, Seminole, Arapaho, and Cheyenne, to name a few. What if we were to use these examples to rename the Washington. The Washington Crows, Washington Sioux, Washington Apaches, Washington Kiowas, Washington Seminoles, Washington Shawnees, or Washington Iroquois. All great honors for Native American, but for a Washington, D.C. team, how about the Washington Crows? No disrespect to the honor of the Crow Indian Nation. Thats right, all Native American tribes were actually nations, with many chiefs. Maybe the president or owner of the Washington Redskins should sit down and smoke the peace pipe with chiefs of various Native American nations, except, hes no chief. Actually one of my favorite tribes were the Cheyenne Dog men (Soldiers), of the Cheyenne nation. I could go into finite detail of the Cheyenne nation but that would be a book in itself. Oh well, white man will takeum the Native Americans to the cleaners again. White man probably scalpaum tickets to Redskins football games as well. I hope this abbreviated lesson in Native American History might help you respect the Indian Nations of our county. After all, they were here first. They didnt immigrate, and all immigrants should know that. Bill Ford Oak RunWhat are we to do?What are American citizens to do? They try the best they can to vet candidates, and vote for those who swear they are true blue patriots. Then at the first opportunity, those true blue patriots vote for laws that are detrimental to American citizens. The minute they hit the Capitol, those loyalties, suddenly favor goodies for illegal aliens. College tuition is paid for undocumented aliens, while Florida children must pay, and pay, and pay to cover their own tuition, and the tuition of illegals. That seems fair, dont you think? HB851 does precisely just that, and Rep. Charlie Stone, and Rep. Dennis Baxley voted for this cute little bill. Doesnt it make you proud, and happy, thrilled that you will be saddled with more taxes for illegals? Bleeding hearts will not stop there. What is next? Do you deserve to live a decent standard of life, if you work for it? Is that unreasonable? They steal more of it every day. When and where do we say enough? How do we get through to our elected officials? They are Americans, and they are supposed to represent Americans no one else. Common Core by any other name is still unacceptable. Florida citizens are not being fooled by giving Common Core some phony Florida Standards name. How dumb do they think we are?? Rep. Stone actually sent a mailer proclaiming just such a stunt. Whew!! Can you swallow that one? Cough, cough, I am choking on that one. Where are Americas patriotic legislators? We are still Americans, not One World Citizens, yet. Marshall Richards On Top Of The WorldFault of CongressIt is distressing that readers are blaming our president for the VA patient disaster. Congress has been aware of the quota issue for nine years and did nothing about it. I suggest all readers research our elected representatives and vote accordingly. 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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, July 4, 2014 BY DR. JOHN SPARKS Special to the CitizenThe Supreme Court waited until the last day of its term to issue its anticipated opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties. The narrow 5-4 decision negates the contraceptive mandate of the Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations issued to implement the Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obamacare). Heretofore, these regulations required the owners of so-called closely held business enterprises to include insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and devices even when that kind of coverage violated their religious convictions. The holding is an important victory for religious liberty and a blow to pro-choice advocates who painted opposition to the mandate as a womens rights issue. Justice Samuel Alito delivered the opinion of the high court with his usual clarity. The courts majority relied upon the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) which Congress passed in 1993 and which President Clinton signed into law. The RFRA requires the Supreme Court to use a particular three-point approach to religious liberty cases involving the federal government. If federal governmental action: 1) substantially burdens the free exercise of religions; 2) and its purpose is not compelling or; 3) if it fails to use the least restrictive means to its end, then the RFRA brands it illegal. Justice Alitos opinion worked its way through the requirements of the RFRA. The court first found that the federal contraceptive mandate imposed a substantial burden on the religious exercise of the two families, the Hahns and the Greens, owners of the companies in question. If they refused to comply with the HHS contraceptive fiat, they faced fines for as much as $1.3 million per day, or about $475 million per year. It was either pay up or forfeit ones religious beliefs. Alito said: If these consequences do not amount to a substantial burden, it is hard to see what would. Next, the court assumed without deciding that the government may have had a compelling interest in issuing the regulations. It stresses that it was unnecessary to adjudicate this issue. Thirdly, since the federal government had already devised and implemented a system that seeks to respect the religious liberty of religious non-profit corporations while insuring employee access to contraceptives, President Obama and his HHS had a less restrictive means of achieving their end but they failed to make it available to for-profit enterprises owned and operated by persons with religious convictions. Therefore, said the majority, The contraceptive mandate, as applied to closely held corporations, violates the RFRA. Justice Alito cogently refutes one of the central claims of the governments opposition to Hobby Lobby and Conestoga. That assertion was that corporations do not have free exercise of religion rights. First, Alito explained that the language of the RFRA refers to the religious liberty of persons being protected from federal proscription. Federal law unambiguously includes corporations in the definition of persons. Secondly, protecting the free exercise rights of corporations like Hobby Lobby, [and] Conestoga protects the religious liberty of the humans who own and control these companies. Alito recognizes what the legal brief for the Hahns so strikingly set out: Whatever the legal status of their organizations, owners and operators, do not check their beliefs at the door each Monday morning. They live their faith throughout the work week. Hence it is the Hahns religious beliefs that prevent Conestoga from providing drugs and services that end a newly formed human life. There is no separating the two. Are there limits to this decision? Yes. First, the court states that we have no occasion in these cases to consider the RFRAs applicability to publicly traded companies. However, limiting the decision to the facts of the casethat is, one involving closely held corporationsis not unusual. It is part of normal judicial restraint. Secondly, this decision has to do with federal governmental action. Unfortunately, religious liberty is also being restricted by state governmental action. There, litigants must depend on their own state constitutions or state RFRAs for protection. The high court waited until the final day of its term to issue this extremely important decision. Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties will not be forgotten anytime soon.Dr. John A. Sparks is the retired dean of the Calderwood School of Arts & Letters, Grove City College, Grove City, Pa., and teaches constitutional history and business Law on a part-time basis. He is a fellow for educational policy for The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. For years now, I have not watched beauty pageants such as Miss Florida, Miss America or Miss Universe. I know, they call them scholarship pageants, but get online and find pictures of all the contestants in any pageant, and tell me if any of them arent good looking. So I wasnt watching Miss Florida recently when Elizabeth Fechtel, 20, a University of Florida student and a resident of Leesburg, won. I can just hear the announcer saying something like this: The new Miss Florida, Elizabeth Fechtel! After that she probably took the walk down the runway with some sort of flowers and tears flowing. But several days later we found out the awful truth: Through no fault of her own, Elizabeth didnt win. She came in second. Pageant officials found, through an audit, that the scores were not tabulated correctly and the real winner was the young lady named runner-up, Victoria Cowen of Panama City. She now assumes the title of Miss Florida and goes to compete in the Miss America pageant. So here is my question: Cant we get people who know how to add to correctly tabulate the scores? There was something written that a judge had changed his mind and crossed out an old score and written in a new one, but the old one was counted. If we can get all of our Congressmen to push a button to vote correctly (and that seems to be a stretch), can we not get a system where the judges in beauty pageants can push a button to vote? Knechtel proved herself to be a deserving non-winner. She has a blog, and posted that she was devastated but the God has a plan. She added, A title does not define me. It opens doors, but it does not dictate who I am and where I am going. She also said that Cowen will be a good Miss Florida. One of the problems we read was that pageant officials require the winner to be available for appearances and therefore they have to drop out of college if they are attending. Knechtel did so, and I only hope that UF lets her be readmitted without penalty. In Delaware last week, Miss Delaware was also stripped of her title because she was three months too old to compete. She said she submitted a birth certificate and drivers license, but no pageant official caught the mistake. So the next time you watch one of these pageants, you should be wondering, what is going to be messed up behind the scenes. When stories such as this are not the contestants fault, you have to consider that in the past, maybe some things have been covered up. Will we ever know for sure? I doubt it.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen. 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The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.E-mail letters to: editor@smcitizen.com. Letters should be Word attachments or pasted in the body of the email. Do not use any other word processing programs. When the Declaration of Independence was approved in 1776, our founding fathers probably did not foresee the day when it would be a national celebration filled with fireworks, barbecues, parades and festivals. What they did foresee was an upcoming rough time with the British military as the Europeans didnt want to lose control of this upstart group of colonies across the pond. But the dedication of those fathers and all our ancestors who fought the Revolutionary War made possible our freedom to celebrate as we do this week. Around here, the celebration features such events as Red, White and Blues scheduled last evening in Citizens Circle a couple of blocks south of the Downtown Square in Ocala. Today, God and Country Day will be observed off U.S. 27 Northwest as it has been for years. There are also golf cart parades and celebrations in various communities around the area, as well as the shooting of firecrackers by many individuals throughout Marion County. Its the firecrackers that scare us a little. Most people have the attitude that it cant happen to me when they shoot off dangerous material just for fun. Yet, over the years, there have been many stories of fireworks going off prematurely and backyard celebrations turning into tragedy. While many of these fireworks are illegal, this is one of those laws in which our law enforcement community looks the other way. Some may complain about the noise, but if law enforcement does any more than drive through a neighborhood, its a surprise. This year it might be a little more intensive, since the Fourth falls on a Friday. So when it comes to shooting off fireworks, youre on your own when it comes to safety. Please be careful we dont want anyone losing an eye, a finger or worse. Stay safe for the holiday. Travel agencies say the roads will be just as busy as usual, even though gas prices are the highest since 2008. But if youre driving somewhere, make sure you dont drink and drive and no matter what, watch out for the other guy. You may think youre safe, but that car coming in the opposite direction may not be as law-abiding as you are.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Safety first on the Fourth There she is ... wait ... there she isnt High Court slows Obamacare abortion agenda READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mississippi primary With regard to the recent Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi on June 24, I have a few comments. With the blessing of the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a few of the establishment Republicans such as Senator John McCain and other very long Washington residents of the U.S. Senate, in a campaign that reminded me of how Democrats conduct their campaigns, race-baiting, personal attacks and other Democratic long time practices were used to defeat the challenger and Washington outsider, Chris McDaniels, without regard to the issues of the day. But, then again, why would the Republican establishment talk of the differences? The House Republican majority, along with many of the seven Republican senators voted to increase more spending with money we dont have and to refund Obamacare. These are Democratic issues, that the Republicans voted to go along with, as did Senator Thad Cochran. They are leaving these problems to the next generation of Americans and dont seem upset about it. Two last points. First, the Republican Party, using Democratic tactics, attack the Tea Party, but never attack Democrats like this. You have to wonPLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9 Today is the Fourth of July. Americans celebrate their independence by enjoying beer imported from Mexico and bratwurst shipped from Germany, and drive their cars made in Korea using gas from Iran to see fireworks made in China. America is a great country where we just do things differently. Only in America can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance. Only in America do drug stores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions filled while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. Only in America do banks leave both doors wide-open and then chain pens to the counter. Only in America do we leave our cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage. Only in America do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we dont miss a call from someone we didnt want to talk to in the first place. Only in America do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns for them in packages of eight. Only in America do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a diet Coke.All wetThe animal trainer was working with a young seal for a new show at Ocean World. The seal was taught to listen to and obey commands like, In low end and jump! or On rock and stay! The seals favorite command was however, In deep end and stay!Duncan doodlesAfter her retirement from TV comedy, Sandy Duncan turned to drawing and painting in the small town she retired to. The townsfolk supported her budding talent and often asked the former comedienne to quickly sketch something for them on the spot. Sandy would smile broadly and grant their requests. Soon her artistic talents were put to use on T-shirts, towels, and handkerchiefs any cloth surface that would retain her eye-catching drawings. On one steamy, hot Fourth of July, a little boy asked Ms. Duncan to create a drawing on a new, clean handkerchief. Full of artistic pride and the patriotic spirit of the day, she did so, softly singing to herself, Oh, Im a hanky-doodling Sandy. The boy took his new treasure in his hand and proudly marched along loudly singing at the top of his lungs, I am a hanky-doodle boy!PreciousA friend of mine recently returned from a trip to Bombay and Calcutta where he purchased two diamond necklaces. On his return flight to the United States, he had to go through customs where he was asked to list everything he had purchased on his trip. So he made the declaration of Indian pendants.Crackers and dudsThe great thing about the July 4 weekend is that nothing bad can happen. Congress is on vacation. Old flag makers never die, they just wave bye bye. Our forefathers resented being ruled by a king with no representation from the people. So, they got together and formed a new nation to be run by lobbyists. The craziest battle of the Revolutionary War was the Battle of Bonkers Hill. In 1774 Betsy Ross asked a group of colonists for their opinion of the flag she had made. It was the first flag poll. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldnt find any. Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid; the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.William Penns tributeThe national pen collectors society holds its annual meeting and festivities around July 4. Besides lectures on pen collecting and other similar topics, theres an expo where folks can buy and sell rare pens. The group ends its conclave with a formal ball that begins at 12:01 a.m. on the morning of July 4 and ends late in the day. Those attending this final event could be viewed as celebrating in the Pen Dance Day. Celebrate!If you can, go to a parade today. The sight of all that patriotism will make you feel good about the shape the countrys in. Then if you go to the beach, the sight of all those bodies may make you feel bad about the shape the countrys in. Enjoy the holiday weekend. May the fourth be with you! Only in America, as we celebrate the Fourth of July Pun Alley Dick Frank Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 000ILIO FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED CERTIFIED TECHS EST. 1990 TWO OCALA LOCATIONS SR 200 & 91ST AVE. 237-5599 2040 N. PINE AVE. 622-0075 DARE TO COMPARE Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 7/11/14 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 Not valid with any other offer. 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So be sure to get a ticket and plan on spending an enjoyable afternoon listening to and remembering the music of your life.ShuffleboardOne of the more popular activities at Marion Landing is shuffleboard, and our monthly Shuffleboard challenges have been going great. The men vs. women matches always bring out the friendly but competitive nature of the players. The next challenge will be on Saturday, July 19, at 7 p.m., so please sign up on the sheet posted on the activity wall in the Lifestyle Center if youd like to play. There is also a regular shuffleboard group which practices each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., and new players are always welcome to practice or learn the game. No sign up is requiredjust come down to the courts to play. TravelBelow is a listing of the currently scheduled trips presented by the Marion Landing Travel Committee. If you are interested in any of these trips, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center and in your Communicator, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Aug. 22: Sweet Daze of Chocolate guided tour of the World of Chocolate Museum, lunch at the Wood Grill Buffet, and tour through the Cacao Tree Rainforest, the Mystical River of Chocolate, and a Micro Batch-Bean-to-Bar Factory at The Chocolate Kingdom (Orlando/Kissimmee) $68 includes motor coach with gratuity for the driver, museum tours, buffet lunch, and time to shop Sept. 15-19: 4-night Bahamas cruise aboard Enchantment of the Seas. Sept. 29-Oct. 4: Montego Bay, Jamaica all inclusive vacation. Oct. 17: Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater comedy mystery show with audience participation $89 Nov. 8: Early Bird Dinner Theater Miracle on So. Division Street (Christmas themed): $76 Nov. 29-Dec. 6: Cruise on the Carnival Sunshine to Nassau, San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. Dec. 17: A Christmas Carol: Hudson Show Palace $82Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. LANDINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Ocala attorney honored by Florida Bar with Presidents AwardOcala attorney Rene Thompson was presented with The Florida Bar Presidents Award of Merit at The Florida Bars 64th Annual Convention last week at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee. Outgoing Florida Bar President Eugene K. Pettis thanked Thompson for her extraordinary service and dedication as chair of the Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy Committee from 2013-14. Your dedicated efforts to shape my vision of the Leadership Academy program into an outstanding opportunity for Florida Bar members are deserving of the legal professions highest respect and appreciation, Pettis said. Thompson is a partner at Mateer & Harbert, P .A., where she practices commercial litigation and handles equine law matters. Renee Thompson receives her award. Ranch Fitness Center sets open houseThe wait is over! The expansion is completed and were excited to invite you for a week of fun at The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa Open House beginning on July 28 thru Aug. 2. The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa has completed a significant expansion project which yielded additional fitness rooms, expanded locker rooms and much more to the facility. With the additional space you can take advantage of an extended group fitness menu or work out on our spacious fitness floor with upgraded equipment. Plus, the re-designed salon space and treatment areas will provide you with the ultimate lavish spa experience that you deserve. The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa open house is free and open to the public. Join us at The Ranch beginning on July 28 thru August 2, 2014! Come and see the facilitys additional fitness rooms, expanded locker rooms and more service stations in the spa and salon. The Ranch is open daily and is a full service fitness facility, salon and spa located at 8385 SW 80th Street, Ocala. For more information on activities and fitness membership, visit our web site at www.TheRanchFitnessSpa.com or call (352) 861-8180. BY BOB FRANKEN Special to the CitizenGrowing up in the South, I always marveled at how adept everyone was at well-mannered hatefulness. If someone made a stupid comment, the response would never be "What an idiot you are!" Instead it was "Well, ain't that nice?" or "Why, bless your heart." When it came to socialgrace duplicity, we were the champions. Or so I thought. That was before I came to Washington. It takes a little getting used to, but for the most part, you must accept that people mean the opposite of what they say. If most say "Nice to see you," they are actually looking over your shoulder at someone more important. The really good ones somehow manage to make eye contact with you while looking past you at the same instant. It's pretty amazing, really. And anyone who has watched the Senate is well-aware that the members refer to their most despised enemies as "My Friend." That extends far beyond the Capitol. If anyone calls you his or her "friend," watch your back. There's nothing new about this, and it's not unique to D.C. We all have our moments of not meaning what we say. The normal greeting is "How are you doing?" The automatic answer is "Fine, thank you." But let's face it: We usually couldn't care less, and we certainly don't want to hear when someone is not fine. The last thing we want is "Actually terrible. My wife has left me for a younger man, my business is bankrupt, and the bank just foreclosed on my house." What do you say? If you grew up in the South, perhaps you'd respond with "bless your heart," in which case you'd mean, "I'm sorry, did you say something?" Or you'd escape as fast as you could. "Thank you for asking" is another one, a deflecting response to the insincere "How you doing?" greeting. "Thank you for asking" translates to "None of your business." And then there's flattery. The more someone sings your praises to your face, the more he changes his tune behind your back. Perhaps Michael Kinsley is correct, though, with his observation that insincere flattery is really sincere, because the person lavishing compliments thinks you're worthwhile enough to insincerely flatter. Again, it's Washington. Here it's barely noticed that the same Republicans who were demanding that the administration bring back Taliban hostage Bowe Bergdahl at any cost now are raising Cain about the very fact that a deal was made for his return. It's galling how shamelessly these guys flip-flop, and what's really infuriating is how President Barack Obama even lets them bother him. He really should figure out that it's always "damned if you do, and damned if you don't" for him. Deception is accepted as the norm here, and they never have to eat their words. Hillary Clinton shows she's no slouch at this when she chooses her language. My fakery favorite is the expression "I wish him well," which is code for condemning someone to a miserable life. Bless her heart, in the first of the umpteen TV interviews she did to promote her new book, Hillary told ABC's Diane Sawyer she wished not only Rand Paul well, but also Monica Lewinsky. Ain't that nice? (c) 2014 Bob Franken Distributed by King Features Synd. 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This activity is free to all who have an interest in learning an exciting game.Canadian passport photosCanada has a different format and size for photographs. For those of you who are Canadian and need to get your photos in the correct size and specifications of the Canadian government, please contact Jim at 352-732-7927. He will be happy to help you and make sure your passport doesnt cause you any delays or hardships when you travel.CERT team meetingHurricanes; tornados; heavy thunder storms and other natural disasters are always a threat to residents here in Florida. Fortunately we have a Community Emergency Response Team here at Cherrywood to help prepare and train our residents on how to deal with such emergencies. David Siegel and Don Messenger head up our CERT team and they are more than willing to assist anyone in preparing for the hardships that occur when disaster strikes. Both men have extensive knowledge and training in these matters and work closely with the Marion County Sheriffs Office. Every third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. CERT meets in our clubhouse. All are welcome to attend these informative and possibly life saving meetings. You can learn what supplies are necessary to have on hand in your home; you can fill out an emergency response information sheet; get tips on how to care for medications during a power outage and learn much more. They will help you survive and cope with emergencies. If you would like more details about CERT and what they can do for you, contact Dave at 352-390-3325 or Don at 352-237-3531. From your reporterHave you noticed a tremendous influx of birds and other pests over the past couple of weeks? No, neither have I but they must be out there because tents have popped up all over town selling fireworks to scare them away. While buying fireworks in Florida is illegal, if you are willing to sign an affidavit saying the mortars; skyrockets; cherry bombs etc. are to scare off critters from your farm or fisheries, then its okay to purchase them. Oh, you can also use fireworks to illuminate sections of railroad tracks. We are not sure if the fire crackers work at frightening away birds and other animals but they sure scare the Shih out of my two Shih-Tzu puppies. Fortunately or unfortunately America always celebrates its birthday with a bang. Through out the days and nights of the July 4 week; loud explosions echo through out our neighborhoods. Ironically, most of the fireworks are made in China. Why would America celebrate its birthday with Chinese fireworks? The simple answer is tradition. Since our very first birthday on July 4, 1776 Americans have been partying with parades; speeches; illuminations and family picnics. Originally a custom carried over from England to observe special holidays; after our revolution the loud bangs were supposed to remind us of the cannon barrages and musketry fire that liberated us from tyranny. The sky rockets were of course reminiscent of the rockets red glare seen by Francis Scott Key as he wrote our National Anthem during the War of 1812. Somehow I think the vast majority of those shooting off firecrackers these days are not aware of why they are doing it. Its just fun to make loud noises and set off the gadgets. For many Americans, if the tradition of pyrotechnics died out that would be just fine. This is especially true in a senior community like Cherrywood. Peace and quiet are coveted commodities in these parts and fireworks offer neither. Add to the inconvenience of these explosive devices the deaths and injuries they cause and you might build a good case for outlawing them. For example, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that there were 8 deaths and 11,400 injuries related to fireworks last year. The National Fire Protection Association reported that 17, 800 fires were caused by firecrackers including 400 vehicle fires. That particular stat caught my eye. How crazy do you have to be to think its a good idea to light off fireworks while driving along in your car? I can just picture somebody yelling, Hey Johnny, watch this! as he lights off a skyrocket in the back seat. In spite of our personal feelings about fireworks; they are as American as Apple Pie. They can remind us of our flag; the struggle it took to set us free and the bombs bursting in air With that thought in mind, let us have a safe holiday this year as we celebrate our Nations birthday. No carelessness with pyrotechnics; no drinking and driving; no family violence; just a peaceful; quiet; joyous celebration of the birth of this wonderful Country which has given us so much. Have a safe and happy 4 of July. If you have any comments or suggestions for this column in your Citizen Newspaper please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. It is always a pleasure to hear from you, the reader. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 West Marion Moose Lodge activities Friday, July 4: Summer hours open at noon; Fourth of July specials $1 Coney dogs with chips noon to 4 p.m., $1 Draft Beer noon to 5p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 or steak dinner $10 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., (will be set up in the Hall). Saturday, July 5: Summer hours open at noon, $5 hot meal served 1 to 6 p.m., open mic 3 p.m. Sunday, July 6: Pot Luck Sunday 3 to 5 p.m., Bubbles Karaoke 4 p. m. to??? (entertainment in the Social Quarters) Monday through Friday, Summer hours open at noon, $5 hot meal served 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 7, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 8: happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., open darts 5:45 to 9 p.m. Wednesday: July 9: happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday: July 10: bowling league 6 to 9 p.m., open shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. Friday: July 11: $5 hot meal served 1 to 4 p.m., fish or shrimp dinner $7 or steak dinner $10 served 5 to 7 p.m., entertainment elvis 6 to 8 p.m. followed by Kenny Grube 8 to 10 p.m., (will be set up in the Hall). Open to members and qualified guests. Special event dinners tickets are now being pre-sold. Call and reserve your tickets today! Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, July 17, at 1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Bank of the Ozarks. Try to attend since many people are away for the summer. Please call our special hotline number at 352-362-0985 for more information about our meeting or to contact us for any reason. The SPCA is low on dog food for the Pets on Wheels program. This program provides dog and cat food for people with pets who receive Meals on Wheels. Kibble can be dropped off in the SPCA bin at Winn Dixie in Friendship Center. You can also call us and well arrange an alternate pick up or drop off. Please note that we dont accept any food or treats made in China, so please check before donating. Thank you all for your generosity.Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS)The SPCA was honored to have Hobie the great horned owl visit us at our last meeting with caretakers Keith Belisle (president) and Ken Lane (vice president) of OWLS. Hobie is OWLSs goodwill and education ambassador extraordinaire. Eighteen years ago, Keith and Ken were called in on an abuse case where an owl was caught in a trap with a wing chopped off by a machete. They nursed her back to health at the sanctuary, but as she could no longer fly, she became a permanent resident there. Soon thereafter, with Keiths gentle and respectful handling, Hobie and Keith developed a strong emotional bond. Keith can remove Hobie from her cage and hold her without a tether. This is remarkable for a bird of prey, but Keith believes that only through love and respect can we truly communicate with wildlife they are not meant to be controlled. Hobie participates in educational programs for schoolchildren and adult organizations throughout the year. Currently OWLS houses 33 owls of different types, as well as other birds, including eagles. Because OWLS keeps more than two birds per species, they are not entitled to receive state or federal grants, relying instead on private donations to stay funded. They are a non profit 501 (c) (3) organization. OWLS cares for over 100 animals at a cost of just under $100.00 a day. There are many additional costs, for example a new eagle enclosure costs $40,000.00. Keith and Ken are starting a handicap accessible garden to help feed the animals and defray costs. The sanctuary itself is 80 percent handicap accessible because they want everyone to enjoy the grounds and be able to take a tour. Wildlife that can be rehabilitated is returned to the wild. Sick or injured animals have a permanent home at the sanctuary. OWLS believes that raising awareness, educating the public, and preserving natural habitats are the best ways to achieve their goals. During a guided tour of their facility, you will get up close to all the birds and animals, getting each individual story of how they came to live at the sanctuary and what their needs are. It will be a visit that will always stay in your heart. You can arrange for a group tour of OWLS, or donate, by calling 352-8950451, emailing them at OwlsOcalainc@hotmail.com, or visiting their website www.Owls-Ocalainc.org. You can write to them at P. O Box 1924, Ocala FL 34478-1924. You can call their pager for rescues at 352-402-3894. Adoption NewsThe SPCA is happy to report that Beauty the cat from last months column was adopted into a loving home. Please help us foster or adopt Trixie, the Boston terrier, pictured here. Shes cute as a button, house trained, and clear of heartworm. Shes only three years old, is very affectionate, and likes to bond with her caretaker. Unfortunately, her foster mom can no longer care for her right now. So we are looking for someone to foster her or adopt her. If you are interested, please call the SPCA hotline number 352-362-0985. If youre looking for a cat, please dont forget Arlenes cats Panda, Smokey and Ebony and Coco. They have grown into wonderful cats who need to find their own homes. They have been so well cared for and socialized in foster care that you know you will be getting a great pet. Please call Arlene at 352-875-9761 to meet them. Until next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. SPCA meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 17 Keith Belisle with Hobie. This is Trixie. 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Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com BY JEAN DIPIERO Special to the CitizenOn Saturday, June 21, the Indigo East Ladies held their luncheon with the theme of Things Remembered. The ladies were to wear something from the past and were to bring a special treasure or story, from the past, to share. A good crowd turned out. Each table was decorated from past themes with coordinated dinnerware. They were treated to hot dogs with all the fixings including sauerkraut, chili, onions along with potato salad, coleslaw and bean salad. There was coffee, teas and Crystal Light to wash down desserts consisting of banana nut bread, blueberry bread with strawberries and whip cream, chocolate chip cookies and heath bar cookies. A 50/50 raffle was held and the winners were Beth Coburn and Colleen Rocafort. Plenty of door prizes were given away too. Attendees bid on items that others brought. One womans trash is another ones treasure. Everyone enjoyed this tremendously. Once again, special thanks to Barbara Martyn and Shirley Hamilton, co-chairpersons, who do a wonderful and outstanding job. Its people like them that make our community great along with the volunteers: Carol Seidman, Charlotte Sodetani, Helen Solan, Jean DiPiero, Jeanne Collins, Jenny Stockli, Lee Ann Oliver, Marie Deshommes, Mary Kay Fitzgerald, Mary Walters, Sarah Logue, Sue Copeland and Mary Lou Masone. The next ladies luncheon will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 and theme will be Lets Make A Deal. See you then. Indigo East Ladies Luncheon: Things Remembered Ladies at the Indigo luncheon. Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Subscribe to our free weekly online update PHOTO BY LYNN MILLER, VOLUNTEER.Donations to homeless veteransThe Democratic Club of OTOWs project is ongoing support of our homeless veterans receiving a new start in life at the Veterans Village. Shown are Al Morrison, manager, Olive Wright, volunteer and some of the veterans in the program. Included in the donations were also donations from Donna Smalley of OTOW, who continually donates to the cause. Read the classifieds Ocala Civic Theatre is pleased to be able to provide several college scholarships each year to students planning to pursue a degree in the performing arts. Many local students get their start in the performing arts through our Education Department youth programs, and we are delighted to watch them develop their talents and remain active in theatre as they grow up. Since the Ocala Civic Theatre scholarship program was established in 1981, more than $119,500 has been awarded to Marion County students majoring in the performing arts. This year, Ocala Civic Theatre and ACT 4 are honored to provide a total of $9,400 in scholarship funds to 12 talented students. We are proud to support their pursuit of higher education as well as the future of the performing arts. This years winners are: Barbara Purvis Memorial Scholarship: Cody LeFleur Bill Bartlett Memorial Scholarship: Michelle Ware Bridget Bartlett Memorial Scholarship: Sarah Scalf Founders Scholarship: Kevin Imes Fran Clemons ACT 4 Scholarships: David Leppert, Rebekah Leppert, Kelsey Plante, Tim Steis, and Victoria Wells Harvey Klein Memorial Scholarship: Savannah Hirst Leon Schmehl Memorial Scholarship: Greg Hersey Susan and Randall Moring Scholarship: Zachary Titterington Ocala Civic Theater names scholarship recipients For More Information Call 352-563-6363 Citrus County Auditorium 3610 S Florida Ave, Inverness, FL 000IOSYwww.chronicleonline.com/healthylivingshow Audibel Hearing Aid Center Meridien Research Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute Solar Lights and More Citrus County Jazzercise Tri-County Hearing HPH Hospice Global Natural Weight Looks Like New RECONDITIONED E-Z-GO RXVs $ 4,500 00 +tax Reconditioned E-Z-GO, 48v: A/C Drive Motor, 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, Horn, Center Mirror, Standard Canopy Top, Custom Colors E-Z-GO RXV FREEDOM 48v: A/C Drive Motor or 13 HP Gas Kawasaki Engine, Both Models Come Standard: 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Tail Lights, Brake Lights, Horn, Standard Canopy Top, 3 Year Limited Warranty Base Price on New 2014 Gas or Electric Cars $ 7,580 00 +tax FINANCING AVAILABLE NEW 2014 AdvantageGolfCars.com GAS & ELECTRIC SALES SERVICE PARTS RENTALS CUSTOMER SERVICE IS OUR PRIORITY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2013! 5975 Signature Dr. Wildwood 352-748-0222 HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm 11962 CR 101 Palm Ridge Plaza The Villages 352-259-8566 352-861-7433 000IPET Factory Authorized E-Z-GO Dealer In Our Larger Showroom NOW IN THE STEEPLE CHASE PLAZA 8585 SW HWY. 200 OCALA C OM E SE E TH E EZGO A DV AN TA GE COME SEE THE E-Z-GO ADV ANTAGE 000IOHR 000IP1I Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. 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Saturday, July 5 Yoga at Sholom ParkYoga will take place at Sholom Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 5. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 873-2276.Tuesday, July 8 Mac users to meetThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, July 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. This months featured presentation, Apps for Managing Your Finances, will be given by Angie Yoder. Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle will follow. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Wednesday, July 9 CERT training to startA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Wednesday, July 9, and continue through Aug. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 NW 30th Ave., Ocala. The next training session will begin Oct. 9. The CERT program helps to prepare participants how to take care of themselves during a disaster. This six-week course will offer training on disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations and more. Once trained, participants have the opportunity to join their local neighborhood team that will assist first responders during a disaster. CERT Teams assist by assessing their community and providing basic medical treatment to those in need and report all the information to Emergency Management. The CERT Program is offered by the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Bureau of Emergency Management and is a free training to all who are interested. Early applications are important as the class fills up quickly. For more information and for an application, contact Emergency Management at 352-369-8100 or e-mail MarionCERT@marionso.com.Thursday, July 10 AARP Driver program offeredEach month motorists are offered the opportunity to take the AARP Driver Safety course at the Marion County Sheriffs Substation office. The program is a six-hour long two sessions of threehours each refresher course designed especially for ages 50 and older. Younger people are invited to take the course too. The course is offered the second Thursday and Friday for every month. The course offer practical tips in compensating for the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Safe driving practices and continued personal mobility is emphasized during the session. Most participants benefit from a discount on their insurance after completing the course. Call Joe Briggs, area instructor and representative for further information, 352-237-2971. The substation is at 9048 SW State Road 200, Ocala.Saturday, July 12 Book sale at Winn DixieA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will take place on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW State Road 200, Ocala. They are not accepting books until fall. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962. Thursday, July 17 Medication seminar scheduledOn July 17 at 1 p.m., College Road Baptist Church will host an educational program that covers common medication issues and how they impact older adults. Bring your list of medications and questions. Brookdale Senior Living Solutions at Chambrel will provide the desserts for this seminar. All are welcome. The church is at 5010 SW College Road (State Road 200). Phone: 352-237-5741.Sunday, July 20 Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, July 20 from 2-5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month, playing a variety of music including Jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. There is a $3 donation for Hospice. For information, call 352-237-0234. Sweet Adelines to performMusic lovers, mark your calendar for a relaxing summer concert, Summer Sounds given by Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus on Sunday, July 20 at 3 p.m. in Ascension Lutheran Church, 5730 SE 28th St. at Baseline Road, Ocala. Not only will you enjoy fourpart harmony, original songs written by a chorus member will be played on guitar. Ocalas favorite Marcia Muncaster, will sing Gershwins Summertime, and close the performance with God Bless America. Tickets are &10 at the door or may be purchased by calling 352-598-4392. Summer fun door prizes are available.Monday, July 21 Ivy House hosts gala for HospiceThe Ivy House Restaurant invites you to the first Vintage Gala in honor of Hospice of Marion County on Monday, July 21. The event features live entertainment, a silent auction, a best-hat contest and caricature artist. Attire is vintage, linen, lace and hats. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour and cash bar; assorted heavy hors doeuvres will be available buffet-style at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $80; tickets at the door are $90. Tickets may be purchased at www.hospiceofmarion.com or at the Hospice Administration office (3231 SW 34th Ave. Ocala). All proceeds support Hospice of Marion County childrens bereavement programs. For additional information call 352-854-5218.Legion Post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. on July 21 in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building. 9048 SW State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt 352-322-5966. Tuesday, July 29 Breast cancer support group to meetThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., in the Chapel, Room 235. The meeting on Tuesday, July 29, will be an informal information exchange including sharing some of our experiences.Sunday, Aug. 10 Lola and the Saints in benefit concertThe TLC Time Capsule is set to transport you and your friends back in time to the golden era of the 50s and 60s. Lola and the Saints will perform a concert at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 Southwest 80th Avenue, Ocala, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. Tickets are $15 each and are available at www.tlcocala.org under the Donate button. Proceeds from this concert will support the programs and dream of Transitions Life Center to benefit adults with special needs who have aged out of the ESE programs within the public school system. Please contact Ginger Broslat at 352-861-0252 or ginger@tlcocala.org.Tuesday, Sept. 23 Candidates invited to forumThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will conduct a Candidates Forum for candidates in the November elections on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Meeting Room C from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Evelyn B. Kelly will serve as moderator. Candidates for the Marion County Commission, the Marion County School Board, and the Florida House of Representatives are invited to participate. For further information contact Frances at 352-629-7397 or email: ocaladowns@yahoo.com. Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean (352) 564-2957 Advertising Sales Paige Lefkowitz (352) 564-2902 Manager John Murphy (352) 563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads : Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 2 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Dunnellon, but publication of items not e-mailed may be delayed. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar FAMILY FEATURES Its easy to throw a 4th of July party that looks like you worked on it for weeks, even if you just started the planning process. Celebrate the holiday in style by serving classic entrees everyone loves and focusing your attention on delicious, easy-to-make desserts. With the right recipes, your sweets will be as captivating as the colorful spectacle of fireworks above.Hot Cinnamon Fireworks Cake: Crushed cinnamon drops add color and a slight hot cinnamon flavor to the inside of the cake, while simple melted candy details make the cake look like a firework bursting.Quick Pickled Strawberry Hand Pies: Pies you can hold in your hand are perfect for a picnic, and this one has a special flavor. With the current love affair with all things pickled, we filled the pies with a pickled strawberry filling. The filling balances sweet and sour for an uncommonly delicious mini pie your party guests will love. No-Bake Cheesecake Star Pops: Fun star-shaped pops of no-bake cheesecake will be a hit with adults and kids alike. Drizzled or dipped in melted Candy Melts candy, these festive star pops are easy to shape in star-shaped silicone treat molds.Mixed Berry and Lemon Mini Icebox Cakes: Sweet, light and airy, these mini icebox cakes pack a refreshing burst of creamy flavor, perfect for the summer. Vanilla wafer cookies are stacked in a flavor-filled mixture of fruit and whipped cream and refrig erated until ready to serve. Your party planning confidence will skyrocket with these delicious dessert ideas from the Wilton test kitchen. For more fun and festive party ideas, visit wilton.com.Hot Cinnamon Fireworks CakeYield: 12 servings 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 6 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 bottle (6 ounces) Cinnamon Drops, crushed 1 box (1.5 ounces) Blue Colorburst Batter Bits 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar 3 to 4 tablespoons milk Red, white and Royal Blue Candy Melts candy, melted Red, white and blue colored sugars Preheat oven to 350F. Spray Dimensions Cascade Pan with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In second large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, scraping bottom and sides of bowl often. Add vanilla; beat until well combined. Add flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined. Fold in Cinnamon Drops and blue Batter Bits. Pour into prepared pan; smooth out top. Bake 60 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes oncoolinggrid.Removefrompanandcoolcompletely.Inlargebowl, whisk together confectioners sugar and milk. Drizzle melted candy onto cake to look like fireworks. Sprinkle sugars onto melted candy.Quick Pickled Strawberry Hand PiesYield: 8 hand pies 1 cup red wine vinegar 3/4 cup water 1 cup sugar, plus additional for sprinkling 1/4 teaspoon salt 10 black peppercorns 5 sprigs fresh thyme, plus 1/2 teaspoon roughly chopped fresh thyme leaves, divided 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters (or eighths if berries very large) 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 egg 1 package (14 ounces) refrigerated pie crusts In small saucepan, stir together vinegar, water, 1 cup sugar, salt and peppercorns. Add thyme sprigs. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until boiling; let boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over cut strawberries, until fully submerged in liquid. Cover and let sit at room temperature 4 to 8 hours. Preheat oven to 400F. Line cookie pan with parchment paper. Strain straw berries from pickling liquid and discard peppercorns and thyme. Toss berries with cornstarch until evenly coated. In small bowl, whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water until smooth. Unroll pie crusts and cut with 3 1/2-inch round cutter. Each crust yields 8 rounds. To assemble pies, top half of rounds with about 3 tablespoons of berry mixture each. Brush edges of rounds with egg wash. Cut out a hole or pierce remaining rounds with fork. Place on top of berries. Using a fork, press edges of crusts together tightly to seal. Transfer to prepared cookie pan. Brush tops of pies with egg wash and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake 18 to 22 minutes, or until pies are lightly golden and filling is bubbling. Cool slightly before serving. No-Bake Cheesecake Star PopsYield: 6 servings 1 envelope (2 1/4 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup boiling water 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 bag (12 ounces) royal blue Candy Melts candy Lollipop Sticks Prepare 6-cavity Mini Star Silicone Mold with vegetable pan spray. In small bowl, combine gelatin, sugar and water; whisk until com pletely dissolved. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, vanilla and salt with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add gelatin mixture, beating well. Scrape bottom and sides of bowl. Continue beating until fully combined. Pour into prepared pan. Refrigerate 2 hours or until completely set. Carefully unmold cheesecakes onto cookie pan. Melt small amount of Candy Melts candy. Dip lollipop stick in melted candy and insert 3/4 way into cheese cake stars. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm. In large bowl, melt remaining Candy Melts according to package directions. Drizzle or pipe candy over cheesecake stars as desired. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until set. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Note: Some cream cheeses are firmer than others. Firm is best for this recipe. Choose a brand name, full fat cream cheese for best results. Mixed Berry and Lemon Mini Icebox CakesYield: 12 mini cakes 2 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon lemon zest (about 1 lemon) 1 package (4.9 ounces) vanilla wafer cookies Blueberries, raspberries or blackberries, for garnish Line muffin pan with plastic wrap, pressing plastic into each cavity and letting plastic hang over edge of pan. In large skillet, combine mixed berries, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue simmering until berries soften and liquid reduces to 1 cup, about 20 to 25 minutes. Gently mash berries with wooden spoon. Transfer to medium bowl and cool completely. In large bowl, whip cream on medium-high speed until cream holds stiff peaks, about 4 to 5 minutes. Gently fold in berry mixture and zest until completely combined. Place whipped cream in decorating bag and cut off pointed end. To assemble, pipe small amount of whipped cream mixture into each muffin cavity. Lightly press a cookie into whipped cream. Continue layering whipped cream and cookies until cavities are full, finishing with whipped cream layer. You should have 3 layers of cookies. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Remove pan from refrigerator. Remove plastic wrap from top and carefully flip out onto serving platter. Remove wrap from mini cakes. Garnish with additional berries, if desired. Serve immediately. Hostapatrioticbash withdazzlingdesserts 000IKQT Lic. #MM31909 Massage Therapy Manual L ymphatic Drainage at Jasmine Plaza By appointment only 352-620-4298 Lic. 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Season tickets are on sale now for Ocala Civic Theatres 2014-2015 season. Eight shows are scheduled: Crazy for You (Sept. 4 Sept. 28) Breaking Legs (Oct. 9 Oct. 19) The Dixie Swim Club (Nov. 6 Nov. 30) Sleuth (Jan. 8 Jan. 18) Somethings Afoot (Feb. 5 March 1) Tom, Dick, and Harry (March 19 April 12) The Amorous Ambassador (March 29 April 10) My Fair Lady (May 14 June 7) You can save 20 percent off regular ticket prices by purchasing a season ticket. There are three season ticket packages available: Subscribe for five shows with the Signature Series (Crazy For You; The Dixie Swim Club; Somethings Afoot; Tom, Dick, and Harry; and My Fair Lady), three shows with the Ovation Series (Breaking Legs, Sleuth, and The Amorous Ambassador), or all eight shows, which gives you an additional discount. Subscribers may choose either a Standing Reservation (same day/same seat for each show) or a Flex Pass (day and seat may vary for each show). As an additional benefit, all subscribers may make Flex Pass reservations or ticket exchanges for any show(s) in their subscription series beginning Monday, Aug. 4. For more information or to become a subscriber, call 352-236-2274 or come by the Theatre during regular box office hours (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). We will be happy to assist you and answer questions. Join us for the terrific 2014-2015 season! Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com Millennium Hair Salon M EN S H AIRCUT . . . . . . . . . $10 S HAMPOO R OLLER S ET . . . . . . $12 S HAMPOO B LOW O UT C URLING I RON . . $13 S HAMPOO C UT & S TYLE . . . . . $20 P ERM C UT & S TYLE . . . . . $48.95 C OLOR C UT & S TYLE . . . . . $49.95 L ONG H AIR E XTRA N IGHT T IME A PPOINTMENTS A VAILABLE Manicures & Pedicures Now Available! A Certified Goldwell Color Salon 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome With coupon. Must make an appt. 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SW-200 Area 352-208-6532 Tim Dixons Home Improvements & Lawn Care Call Today Free Quotes (352)233-1630 All major credit cards accepted STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 tia to protect the walls of the colony from raiders. This was an important step in trying to become equal with their Christian neighbors. The Jewish settlers wished to become an active and contributing entity of the colony, not secondclass citizens. Stuyvesant wanted to rid the Brazilian Jewish refugees from New Amsterdam, however, many Portuguese Jews who had arrived Holland in 1593 were escapees of the Inquisition and were also investors of the Dutch India Company who paid Stuyvesants salary, therefore under much pressure from these investors, the Jews were allowed to remain in the colony. In time, the Jews were allowed to stand guard duty beside their Christian neighbors and eventually became full citizens of New Amsterdam. Through the efforts of Barsimson and others, Jewish life in New Amsterdam flourished and the beginnings of American Jewry took root. When the British conquered New Amsterdam, the name was changed to New York and the Jews were granted British citizenship. In the years that have followed since the first Jews arrived in the New World, their contributions to every aspect of American society have been truly remarkable and in this land of freedom they have grown and prospered. As we celebrate our independence this July 4, let us pause and remember those who have made this country great, the sweat and toil of the African Americans, the travail of the Chinese who built the railroads, the Poles, the Slavs, the Irish, and others who worked in the coal mines and in manufacturing, the Hispanics who have and continue to work our fields and crops and have contributed to the culture and economic worth of this country. We salute all those nations who have sent their people to us. May we continue to welcome all those who come to our shores for a better life. Let freedom ring! JUDICONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfLast week only the front nine score was important but this week, on June 24, only the back nine score was used to determine the winners. And the winners are: 1st Flight: 3 tied for 1st place J. T. LeMasters, Elsa Berbig and Sylvia Zappia; 2nd Flight: 1-Lisa Juhasz, 2-Bea Terry; 3rd Flight: 1Sharon Scrivens, 2-B. J. Lassiter. Closest to the pin award was earned by Jan Tennant.Oak Run LibraryIn our Oldies but Goodies Book section on the black bookcase, we have added some light reading for your summer enjoyment. If you have never read Jeannie Rays books, they are easy to read, funny, and very enjoyable. Even if you have read them before, they are good summer rereading. Also, in our regular fiction section are the books by Jan Karon about the Mitford series. In September, Jan Karon will release a new book about Mitford so you may want to refresh your knowledge on this series. The Oak Run Library Board of Directors has made several changes in the location of some items. The 10 cent paperbacks will now be located underneath the tape audio books on the wall behind the checkout desk. On the black bookcase in the center of the room will be our featured books either Oldies But Goodies Books or favorite books of our librarians. Underneath the regular New Books section will be books that are featured in this column. Ask the librarians on duty if you have a problem locating any of these items.From your reporterHope you have a great week. Be the driver who is being careful and courteous on the roads in Oak Run and around the area. Smile, be kind. Laura Smith csjtpq@deccacable.com OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELLine dancing at OTOWThe air was cooling off as these dancers did their line dancing on the regular Friday evening at the OTOW Commons. This night they danced to recorded favorites but have live bands on different occasions. The 4th of July will see the Commons filled with people celebrating the holiday. Line dancing is also held on Saturday evenings. Season tickets go on sale for Ocala Civic Theatre performances Reminder: Office closed on July 4 Ja sm in e Pl az a 35 240 100 01 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 www.jandjjewelersocala.com www.jandjjewelersocala.com Missing Diamonds? Diamonds Replaced! 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BRIEFS Lock your car, take your keysIts called Buckin. The people who do it are sometimes called creepers. Thats a technique thieves use when trolling for unlocked vehicles. The thief moves about a neighborhood, checking vehicle doors to see if any are unlocked, said Judge Cochran, Marion County Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer. Thats the buckin element. During a recent vehicle burglary investigation, detectives arrested a 16-year-old who admitted to buckin and doing it because he was bored. The teenager told detectives he would walk up to vehicles to check doors and if the doors were locked, he moved on. But, in one incident, the teenager found an unlocked vehicle and stole two winning lottery tickets. Detectives say the teen gave one lottery ticket to his mother, who cashed it. Detectives working with both the store that sold the tickets and state lottery security officials were able to get video of the person cashing that ticket. Additional information led to the identity of the woman. She told detectives her son gave her that ticket and detectives had permission to speak to the son. He admitted to the crime. The juvenile was arrested and transported to the Marion County Juvenile Detention. He will face charges of burglary and petit theft. A second teen may have the other ticket. In Marion County, 93% of car burglaries are of unlocked vehicles. Detectives say when students are out of school, vehicle burglaries go up INDEX Bookmark..............................19 Cherrywood.........................16 Indigo East............................24 Judis Journal.......................12 Marion Landing..................15 Oak Run.................................14 Out to Pastor........................10 Paws and Claws.....................6 Pun Alley...............................21 Puzzles...................................20CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 5 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorThe Florida Highway Patrol joined other law enforcement agencies in several states along Interstate 75 in starting strict enforcement of the move-over law. At a press conference at the Marion County northbound rest area along the highway, newly named Maj. Eileen Powell of Troop B, which serves Marion and several other counties, announced that the major push was taking place June 27-29. But she said the law that is in effect all the time. According to a release from the city of Ocala, as of July 1, Florida motorists are required to move over or slow down when passing utility services vehicles and sanitation vehicles, as well as law enforcement vehicles or tow trucks. The amended Move Over Law was recently passed by the Florida Legislature as part of a larger transportation bill. Under the new law, motorists are required to: Approach law enforcement patrol cars, emergency vehicles, utility service vehicles, sanitation vehicles, and tow trucks/wreckers with caution when they are performing a service-related task on the roadside. Change lanes away from these vehicles if traveling on a multilane roadway and able to move over safely; or Slow down while maintaining a safe speed of 20 mph below posted speed limit, being careful not to impede or block the flow of traffic unless otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. If the law is violated, motorists can be fined and points can be added to their license. While the enforcement is multistate, Powell did say that the FHP changed its focus this week from motorcycle safety to the move-over law, partly because of the recent accident on Interstate 75, near the rest area, where Trooper Chelsea Richard and two others were killed while working a previous accident. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles offers more information on the law online at http://www.flhsmv.gov/safetytips/moveovertips.htm. 28~ Friday, July 4, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Expanded move-over law takes effect Protection added for utility vehicles, garbage trucks PHOTO BY JIM CLARKAt a press conference Friday morning, The Florida Highway Patrol announced it was joining several other states from Florida to Michigan for special enforcement of the Move-over law. From the left, holding signs that read #moveover, are Ocala Police officers R.D. Grady and Billy Woods; Troopers Jamie Mulverhill and Sgt. Mark Boatright, holding sign that reads "Staying alive on 75; Troop B Major Eileen Powell and Sgt. Tracy Hisler-Pace, public information officer for Troop B. Rotary board membersThe Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest installed its 2014/2015 Board of Directors at the Stone Creek Grille on June 28. Pictured in the front row: Director Nicholas Mora, President-Elect Lucy Hutchinson, Secretary Daniel Lack, Treasurer Michelle Scaglione. Back row: Director Pete Van Hee, President John Klopfer, Director Alan Snow, Past President Bonnie Clark. Absent is Director Sherry Teague. School Board forum setVoters will have an opportunity to join retired educator Dr. Joyce Blake and public education advocate Rev. Bruce Seaman in questioning school board candidates when the Friday Forum of Marion County next meets at 11:30 a.m. on July 11 at Buffet City, State Road 200 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. All 10 candidates appearing on the August 26 primary ballot are invited to participate in this nonpartisan gathering which has been meeting monthly to develop a stronger, more informed community since April 2013. Note that absentee voting begins July 22 with early voting taking place Aug. 16 Aug. 23. The candidates are: District 3: Bobby James (incumbent), Jan Moerlie, Jim Touchton and Ed Wilson. District 4: Chase Basinger, Jamie Bevan, Angie Boynton (incumbent) and Diane Schrier. District 5: Ron Crawford (incumbent) and Kelly King. An educator for 35 years Dr. Blake retired as principal of a 2,000 student high school in Prince Georges County, Maryland. She also served on the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools which accredits secondary schools in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Before moving to Ocala 10 years ago, Dr. Blake spent five years on the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board to which she was appointed by the County Executive in order to assist in the redevelopment of downtown Silver Spring Maryland. Rev. Seaman, a graduate of Adelphi University and the Harvard Divinity School is pastor at the Fairfield Presbyterian Church a member of GOMA (the Greater Ocala Ministerial Association) and volunteer coordinator of Awake Marion. He is originally from Glen Cove, New York. The Friday Forum which meets on the second Friday of each month, is open to the public. Please note that there is a $10 charge payable directly to the restaurant for the buffet, a drink, tax and tip. For more information and to RSVP please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert (352-873-9970) or Jan Lentz (352-425-6219). The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing the Red, White and OSO Blue: A Salute to our Troops concert on Friday, July 4 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center at On Top of the World, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. The Symphony will perform patriotic favorites such as the American Salute and Stars and Stripes as well as music from Porgy and Bess, selections from Apollo 13 and John Williams Midway March. There will also be a special salute to our veterans during the performance. The Ocala Symphony is working with Veterans Helping Veterans to give 100 complimentary tickets to veterans. Tickets are $19 and can be purchased at www.ocalasymphony.com, by calling the office at 352-351-1606, or at the door. Beginning at 4 p.m., On Top of the World will be filled with food, drinks, dancing, patriotic displays, and fireworks occurring after the OSO performance. Symphony highlights OTOW celebration 000IP0F